Tracing genetic and environmental disruptions of human brain and mind development to their origins at the respective levels of cell, synapse, circuit, and behavior.
The IDDRC, along with collaborator St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is a member of a network of 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRC’s) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development through an act of Congress in 1963. These centers are located in some of the nation’s top universities and children’s hospitals and are committed to advancing knowledge, prevention, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disability.
Provides nursing and bionutritional support for clinical research projects conducted with children at Washington University.
The Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) provides space and nursing and bionutritional support for clinical research projects conducted with children at Washington University in St. Louis. The unit is located on the 11th floor of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and has exam and interview room space, a procedure area, and a phlebotomy and sample processing area.