Celebrating 45 Years of NICHD Research Progress on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Date: 5/22/2008
Time: 12 - 2pm EST
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

A Congressional Briefing Sponsored by The Friends of NICHD

Please join us for a lunch briefing to celebrate 45 years of research accomplishments of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers and hear about the latest scientific discoveries that will lead to better diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a range of intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome and Rett Syndrome.


  • Duane Alexander, MD, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Jana Monaco, "Impact of NICHD Research on the Family" DC LEND Parent Connections Coordinator and Family Faculty Member for Children's National Medical Center
  • Pat Levitt, PhD, "New Discoveries in Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders" -- Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
  • Steven Warren, PhD, "Achieving the Promise of Early Intervention" Director, Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, University of Kansas
  • Marsha Mailick Seltzer, PhD, "An Unanticipated Life: The Impact of Lifelong Caregiving" Director, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sponsoring Organizations

  • Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Association of Population Centers
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • Consortium of Social Science Associations
  • First Candle/SIDS Alliance
  • FRAXA Research Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Population Association of America
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • The Endocrine Society
  • The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
  • The National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • The National Down Syndrome Society

Positive RSVPs only to Anne Bettesworth at (202) 336-6182.

Last Edited: 05/16/08 10:02 AM by Danielle Onunkwo