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Read about CAN Research Members in the community, in the news, and their scientific breakthroughs.

February Newsletter Released

Learn about upcoming research and community events, meet our Community Advisory Board, see new grants, and more!

Autism research hits the road

Dr. Caitlin Hudac, Associate Professor of Psychology, traveled across the country in 2021 to collect brain activity data from people with rare mutations in two autism-linked genes. Learn more about her experience!

AI and data science: The new frontier of autism research

Analyzing large datasets of heart rhythms and brain wave activity with AI and machine learning, a team of University of South Carolina professors is making progress toward better understanding of autism spectrum disorder and identification of ASD diagnostic biomarkers.

December Newsletter Released

See the December Newsletter for updates about our Spring 2024 events, postdoctoral scholar Dr. Julia Yurkovic-Harding, grant opportunities, and more!

Our Breakthrough Stars

For the past three years, our faculty members have received Breakthrough Star Awards, which celebrates early-career research achievements.

November 2023 Newsletter Released

Check out the CAN November Newsletter, featuring upcoming events, community opportunities, researcher spotlights, and more!

October Newsletter Released

Stay up to date with the CAN Research Center! Check out our upcoming events, including speakers Dr. Susan White and Dr. Bridgette Kelleher, community events/opportunities, and more!

September Newsletter Released

Happy fall semester! Check out the CAN September newsletter to learn about upcoming events, retreat highlights, and member highlights.

Spreading awareness of Fragile X syndrome

In celebration of Fragile X Awareness Day, CAN faculty members Dr. Jane Roberts and Dr. Jessica Klusek advocated at the South Carolina State House.

June 2023 Newsletter Released

Learn about the CAN Center in our June newsletter! Featuring highlights from the CAN Trainee Committee Publishing Panel, the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2023 Annual Meeting, the CAN Fall Retreat, upcoming community events, and recruiting studies.

May 2023 Newsletter Released

May 1, 2023 | Learn about highlights from the CAN Research Roundup and Autism's Got Talent, faculty spotlight Dr. Fabienne Poulain, and more!

CAN Trainee Publishing Panel

Ask questions and learn about publishing research from faculty member Dr. Fabienne Poulain (Biological Sciences), postdoctoral researcher Dr. Laura Friedman (Communication Sciences and Disorders), and graduate students Miranda Foster and Alexis Federico (Psychology).

CAN Research Center Final Report

Check out the CAN Research Center's Final Report, which features five years of accomplishments and research contributions from faculty.

Autism Awareness: 2023 USC Faculty Experts List

Check out the list of faculty members who research autism at USC! Listed experts include CAN members Robert Hock, Christian O'Reilly, Caitlin Hudac, Kimberly Hills, Jessica Bradshaw, Katie Wolfe, Sarah Edmunds, Jane Roberts, Jessica Klusek, and Abigail Hogan.

Mapping the Language of Fragile X

Jessica Klusek, Breakthrough Star and CAN member, studies communication difficulties among carriers of a genetic mutation. Learn about her work on communication difficulties associated with the FMR1 premutation.

April 2023 Newsletter released

April 1, 2023 | Read about upcoming events such as the CAN Research Roundup and Autism's Got Talent, faculty spotlight Dr. Katie Wolfe, grant resources, community events, and more!

March 2023 Newsletter released

March 1, 2023 | Learn about Disability Advocacy Day, SCAND trainee abstract winners Manasi Agrawal (USC), Deepa Tilwani (USC), and Dr. Teresa Zhao (MUSC), faculty spotlight Dr. Kristy Welshhans, and more!

February 2023 Newsletter released

February 1, 2023 | Read about the SCAND Research Symposium, faculty spotlight Dr. Ana Pocivavsek, CAN Valentines, member shout-outs, the CAN research registry, and more!

January 2023 Newsletter released

January 1, 2023 | Read about this Spring's CAN events, a research spotlight on faculty member Dr. Sarah Edmunds, opportunities to get involved in CAN, and more!

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