EMGS special scholarships available to researchers who focus on autism and/or neurodevelopmental disorders

To encourage cross-disciplinary thinking about autism etiology, the Escher Fund is making special scholarships to the EMGS Meeting in Raleigh, NC available to researchers who focus on autism and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. Deadline for application: August 1, 2017.

Please apply here. Applications will be reviewed and five applicants will be selected to receive a $250 registration reduction. This award is aimed at researchers who plan, at a minimum, to attend on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 autism-related sessions. Those sessions include:

  • Symposium: The Genetic and Environmental Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Chairperson: David M. DeMarini, US EPA
  • Keynote: Characterizing Genetic and Environmental Risks for Autism. Mark Zylka, University of North Carolina
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: What it is and What it is not. Judy Van de Water, UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health
  • Association of Air Pollution with Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Amy Kalkbrenner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • The Genomic Architecture of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Stephen Sanders, UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Grand-maternal smoking in pregnancy and grandchild’s autistic traits and diagnosed autism. Jill Escher, Escher Fund for Autism
  • Prenatal air pollution and maternal stress alters early communication, microglia and synapse number in developing offspring. Carina Block, Duke University

 

 

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