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November 2022 Newsletter released

November 1, 2022 |  Read about an upcoming CAN Research Speed Dating event, grant opportunities and resources, research spotlight of Dr. Christian O'Reilly, community engagement, and ways to become more involved in CAN! 

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Read about the development, creation, and exciting developments in the CAN Research Center! 

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October 2022 Newsletter released

October 6, 2022 |  Read about Down Syndrom awareness month, a Research Roundup that includes highlights from Dr. Diana Robins seminar and visit, recent accomplishments from CAN members, and hear about some upcoming events! 

New grant alert

The Dean's Office awarded Dr. Jessica Bradshaw, Elizabeth Dixon, and CAN Research Center a Co-Curricular Programming Grant to be included in the Spring 2023 Play Theme Semester. Thanks to our grant, CAN is excited to announce Autism's Got Talent, a virtual talent show for individuals with autism.  More details to come soon! 

New book alert

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Wolfe and Dr. Erik Drasgow from the College of Education and Dr. Laura C. Chezan from Old Dominion University whose co-Edited book "Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder” was just published by Rowman & Littlefeild. 

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September 2022 Newsletter released

September 1, 2022 |  Read about our upcoming visiting research scientist (Dr. Diana Robins visit on 9/19), hear about our fall retreat highlights, learn about opportunities for joining a CAN Research Center working group and special events for trainees.

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CAN Research center Fall retreat kicks off new school year

August 8, 2022 | Members of CAN Research Center met to discuss strategic goals and make plans for CAN research Center. They were joined by several guests across the university, including Dean Joel Samuels (Arts & Sciences), Vice President for Research Dr. Julius Fridriksson, and Whitney Evans (Director of Development ).  

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Sustained excellence leads Twiss to SEC Faculty Achievement Award

April 25, 2022 | Jeff Twiss was recognized by the Southeastern Conference for the impact he has had across research, teaching and mentorship at South Carolina.

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Early autism detection at UofSC offers help and hope to families

April 6, 2022 | Dr. Jessica Bradshaw and the Early Social Development and Intervention Lab were featured on WIS News for Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month.

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Lizarraga Lab Featured in Spectrum News

March 25, 2022 | Drugs that suppress PRC2 activity may be useful as a treatment for people with ASH1L mutations, Lizarraga says, though the work is still “very preliminary."

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New COMD assistant professor Abigail Hogan focuses on anxiety, autism and how they impact communication

March 3, 2022 | More than five years into her tenure at Carolina, Hogan is a key member of a growing group of UofSC researchers committed to understanding neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder).

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Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Edmunds

February 21, 2022 | Dr. Sarah Edmunds came to UofSC through the Center of Autism and Neurodevelopment excellence initiative. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and has a joint appointment in the special education program within the Department of Educational Studies.

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UofSC researchers work toward earlier autism diagnoses

January 19, 2022 | Impressive autism research from the University of South Carolina psychology department may lead to earlier diagnoses in young children. 

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Round Two of Pilot Awards Granted

June 7, 2021 | USCAND is excited to announce the grantees who have been awarded in round two of our pilot grant funding cycle!


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