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Why don't we see more young girls with autism?
To tackle this big, complicated question, one UNC psychologist started small.

When it comes to fundamental differences between men and women, what traits are most distinct in childhood? And how do those behaviors and characteristics (whether biological, emotional, or social) impact children with autism? Why does autism appear so much more prevalent in boys? These are some of the research questions Clare Harrop is asking.


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Need data for COVID-19 research? N3C now OPEN

We are pleased to announce the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) is now open for research! The N3C Data Enclave contains harmonized, patient-level clinical data from health care providers across the country, allowing the research community to study COVID-19.
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UNC Autism Research Center works with TraCS to fund projects

We are pleased to announce funding for two $50k interdisciplinary ASD research pilot projects to stimulate multidisciplinary collaborations in autism spectrum disorder among UNC faculty. Proposals should include at least two investigators from separate research disciplines.
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Researching the impact of COVID-19 on families with autism

On Monday, March 16th, Clare Harrop found out that her daughters' daycare was closing. As the full impact of state and national shutdowns hit her, Harrop began to lose sleep and feel a heightened sense of anxiety. At the same time, she was thinking of the many families she works with in her research studies.
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From Lab to Bedside: How Clinical Trials Work

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in communities across the globe, researchers are racing to find successful treatments for the deadly virus and ideally, a vaccine. While it is understandable that everyone wants a miracle cure as soon as possible, it's not that easy.

Advancing the research agenda at UNC-Chapel Hill

Watch our new video and learn what’s possible with support from NC TraCS – drones that deliver life-saving equipment, potential mental health treatment based on brain wave therapy, and 3D-printed intravaginal rings to deliver therapeutics are just a few of the possibilities. We’re here to help strengthen and accelerate research at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond.

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Recruiting rural populations for clinical research?

ISP has launched the Rural Health Research Toolkit, a resource for researchers designing and conducting research focusing on rural communities.
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i2b2@UNC team completes major overhaul

Our IDSci team members worked tirelessly over the past year on keeping i2b2 available for use by the UNC clinical research community.
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