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

May Newsletter Released!

Learn about recent events sponsored by the CAN Research Center, Discover USC winners, an upcoming summer camp for autistic kids, the CANDi Lab, and more!

CAN Research Center at Discover USC 2024

Over 50 undergraduate students in CAN-affiliated labs presented their research at Discover USC 2024. Congratulations to 23 award-winners!

Autism-related research part of wide-ranging USC focus on neuroscience

The University of South Carolina is focused on the brain. From autism and aphasia to Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, university researchers are working across several academic disciplines to better understand how the brain works and to develop solutions that will improve people’s health.

A new understanding of how the fragile X premutation affects women

Women have often been overlooked in the research, and the time has come to see what aging looks like in female carriers. Dr. Jessica Klusek, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, discusses her research and advocacy about women with the fragile X premutation.

One-on-one: USC professor explains recent autism study

Dr. Robert Hock, Associate Professor of Social Work, discusses his research study, "Autism Parent Navigators," a program designed to support parents of children recently diagnosed with autism.

April Newsletter Released!

Learn about our upcoming community events, the annual CAN Research Roundup on April 24, highlights from the SCAND Research Symposium, updates from the executive committee, and more!

Shortening the gap

Dr. Sarah Edmunds, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is using her research to improve access to emerging therapies for autism.

Rare Disease Day: Dr. DNA "Leaps" Across CAN Labs!

Rare Disease Day is also Leap Day! CAN Researchers are using science to help find treatment solutions for those affected by rare diseases. To celebrate, Dr. DNA "leaps" across CAN labs.

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!

February Newsletter Released

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

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!

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