The Rose F. Kennedy IDDRC

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The Rose F. Kennedy IDDRC City: New York, NY Phone : +1417184303787

Founded nearly 50 years ago, the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) has long been at the forefront of research on normal and abnormal brain development in children. Recent developments, including the Einstein-Montefiore merger, bode well for the Center’s future as it approaches its second half century.

Our closest clinical partner – the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), is now revitalized and under new leadership with its clinics fully consolidated in the Van Etten building adjacent to Kennedy. This move has also made available additional research space in the Kennedy building, facilitating a planned expansion of Einstein’s Neuroscience program. In addition, new recruitments and a continued integration with our Montefiore clinical partner, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), has set the stage for ever-expanding translational studies linking basic science expertise at Einstein with specific neurodevelopmental disorders seen at CHAM clinics, including Rett and Williams syndromes, Niemann-Pick and other lysosomal diseases, neurocutaneous disorders, infantile and childhood seizures, and others.

A key objective of the Rose F. Kennedy IDDRC leadership is to further enhance research collaborations between its basic science investigators and its clinical partners at CERC and CHAM. Through such collaboration we hope to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of neurodevelopmental disorders and to enhance translational studies designed to bring bench research discoveries to the bedside in the form of new and innovative therapies.
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