Our students presented at the Discover USC 2023 Showcase. This event brings the university’s research community together to showcase their growth and accomplishments. We are so proud of them for doing such a wonderful job at this conference!
Lab members present research at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
SC Family Experiences Study lab members, Jessica Klusek, Laura Friedman, and Carly Moser, recently attended the Gatlinburg Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, and presented research on fragile X syndrome and the FMR1 premutation. Our team was grateful to attend a fantastic series of presentations on the current state of the research on intellectual and developmental disabilities!
Our collaborator, Dr. Jane Roberts, is recruiting families with infants of 12 months of age or younger who have fragile X syndrome, have the fragile X premutation, or are typically developing. For more information, visit www.USCNDDLab.com.
Dr. Klusek was recently selected as one of 12 recipients of USC’s Breakthrough Star. This award recognizes early career faculty who demonstrate considerable contributions to their fields in terms of research and scholarly activity while at USC. Congratulations Dr. Klusek! Link to BreakThrough Star Awardees: https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2023/03/breakthrough-stars.php Link to Dr. Klusek’s own Breakthrough Article: https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2023/03/breakthrough_star_jessica_klusek.php
Dr. Jessica Klusek, along with post-doctoral fellow Dr. Laura Friedman and USC@COMD faculty members, Dr. Abigail Hogan attended the International FMR1 Premutation Conference in Bay of Islands, New Zealand last week. The FMR1 premutation is a genetic variant on the FMR1 gene that is sometimes associated with cognitive, language, and social-emotional differences. Women who carry the FMR1 premutation may have children with fragile X… Read more »
The Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative center for basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the University of South Carolina. Are you interested in learning more about research studies you may be eligible for? Sign up here! https://redcap.healthsciencessc.org/surveys/?s=93WT3XJ4YH
Our Graduate Research Assistant Nadia Sabeh Ayon was selected as the recipient of the 2023 SCSHA Foundation Scholarship. Nadia is a student who seeks out every opportunity to grow and, as an international student, she brings a new, unique perspective to the lab!
Our new study seeks to understand age-related challenges experienced by Fragile X Premutation Carriers!
Read more about our new grant here !! Click here to participate!
We are happy to share information on a parent-peer support research study for families who have a child newly-diagnosed child with autism! Waitlisted children may also qualify for a free autism evaluation through this study. This research is led by our colleague, Dr. Hock, College of Social Work. https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/socialwork/faculty-staff/hock_robert.php).
We are currently recruiting women who are carriers of the FMR1 premutation for several ongoing studies. The overarching goal of this research is to better understand the symptoms experience by premutation carriers as they age, and to inform the development of clinical management strategies. A flyer is included below for further reference. Click here for… Read more »