Baylor College of Medicine Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center

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Core Personnel
Center Director: David Nelson, Ph.D.
Center Director: Huda Zoghbi, M.D.
Administration: Rachel Condit

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Core Description

The objective of the BCM MRDDRC Administrative Core is to direct and coordinate the activities of the center in a manner which will meet the overall objectives of the center, including:

  1. To enhance mental retardation activities at BCM by encouraging and focusing research efforts on etiology, diagnosis, prevention, pathogenesis, and intervention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD);
  2. To continue to promote a multidisciplinary approach to MRDD research by improving interactions among center investigators and by continuing to develop and apply leading edge technologies;
  3. To enhance the productivity of project investigators through effective and efficient research core units and to facilitate translational research efforts by providing clinical research support;
  4. To recruit new investigators into the field of MRDD research through scientific interactions with center investigators and by providing the infrastructure for a multidisciplinary approach through the MRDDRC core facilities; and,
  5. To promote scientific and collaborative interactions with investigators outside BCM who have demonstrated a major commitment to study and treat MRDD.

The Administrative Core will continue to meet these objectives through the administration of funds awarded to the MRDDRC. The Administrative Core will also actively seek additional funding for MRDD research and will assist new investigators in applications for individual awards to agencies and foundations that are most appropriate.

Last Edited: 04/19/07 12:00 AM by Celine Coutte