External Advisory Committees

IDDRC Scientific Advisory Committee

The members of our External Scientific Advisory Committee are eminent scientists in the fields of biomedical, biobehavioral, and behavioral science relevant to ntellectual and evelopmental isabilities. Each is familiar with the national IDDRC program and/or has substantial experience in managing the challenges of promoting successful multidisciplinary programs.  Their advisory input will assist us to develop further our IDDRC and to optimize progress in fulfilling our short- and longer-term objectives. In particular, our External Scientific Advisory Committee was constituted to help us increase the number of IDDRC research and research training projects that partner basic, translational, and clinical researchers and; to promote multi-institutional collaborations within the IDDRC national network.

Leonard Abbeduto
Director, M.I.N.D. Institute
Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair
University of California, Davis

Wim Crusio
Director of Research
Centre de Neurosciences Integrative et Cognitives
University of Bordeaux

Michael Cataldo
Director, Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities Research Center
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Scott Pomeroy
Chair, Dept. of Neurology
Chilren's Hospital Boston
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical Shool

Allen Counter
Professor of Neurology and Neurophysiology
Harvard Medical School

Travis Thompson
Center for Neurobehavioral Development
University of Minnesota

Community-Consumer Advisory Committee 

The IDDRC, via its Clinical and Translational Research Support Core, created an advisory board comprised of leaders from various population communities, researchers from other institutions, parents of children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), clinicians who serve IDD populations, and persons with IDD. The committee will meet tri-annually to:

(1) provide advice to the Core on issues relating to recruitment and retention of participants;

(2) help devise solutions to challenges that may arise in recruiting and/or retention, particularly with under-represented minorities and/or new populations that have become accessible through our mobile lab

(3) to provide input on the research needs of these communities.