Supporting Interdisciplinary Autism Research

Kelley Altman Greer stands in front of Wilson LibraryLast week, the Autism Research Center awarded three $25,000 pilot grants to several UNC School of Medicine faculty members in support of three interdisciplinary research projects. These research projects were selected as finalists for the Kelley Altman Greer Pilot Awards.

The Kelley Altman Greer Family Autism Research fund is geared towards funding grants for junior faculty conducting autism research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The research projects include a study of abnormal movements in Angelman Syndrome; a study to meet the needs of adolescents at the intersection of autism and gender diversity; and a study to create new imaging for infants at likelihood for autism.

Kelley Altman Greer ’92, after working as a school psychologist and counselor for over 20 years, saw the Autism Research Center as “a natural fit” for her and her family’s charitable giving.

“UNC-Chapel Hill has a long history of putting time and energy into autism community resources and a rich history of devotion and intentional autism research. This is what I’m passionate about.”

Read more about the first pilot grants…

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