Wednesday, October 18

Researchers developed a new tool to find different cells in the amygdala region of the brain and investigate how they affect social and emotional behaviors and disorders. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Researchers developed a new tool to find different cells in the amygdala region of the brain and investigate how they affect social and emotional behaviors and disorders. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Susan Bookheimer, a professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, directs the Autism Center of Excellence grant that will support research at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment. (UCLA)

$9.7 million grant to fund UCLA’s research on autism spectrum disorder

A research grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund research on and treatment for autism spectrum disorder at UCLA. The five-year $9.7 million grant will support the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment, which researches individual variations of autism spectrum disorder, its genetic causes and possible treatments. Read more...

Susan Bookheimer, a professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, directs the Autism Center of Excellence grant that will support research at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment. (UCLA)


Dr. Howard Park led 20 alumni and supporters to fund the 11th endowed chair in the UCLA School of Dentistry – the Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)
Dr. Howard Park led 20 alumni and supporters to fund the 11th endowed chair in the UCLA School of Dentistry – the Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Chemistry professor Neil Garg gave a lecture on how he helped his students enjoy learning organic chemistry and made it a popular course at UCLA. (Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
Chemistry professor Neil Garg gave a lecture on how he helped his students enjoy learning organic chemistry and made it a popular course at UCLA. (Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Guillermo Ojeda and Macy Ragole are creating the Mental Health Caucus to provide collaboration and networking opportunities in mental health for graduate students studying social welfare. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
Guillermo Ojeda and Macy Ragole are creating the Mental Health Caucus to provide collaboration and networking opportunities in mental health for graduate students studying social welfare. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959, donated $2 million to create two endowed chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Courtesy of Myung Ki Hong)
Myung Ki Hong, who graduated in 1959, donated $2 million to create two endowed chairs in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. (Courtesy of Myung Ki Hong)


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