Clinical Translation Core

James T. McCracken, M.D.
James T. McCracken, M.D.
Pediatric psychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, brain imaging and development
Co Director
Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D.
Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging, language, memory
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  • Provide an infrastructure for recruitment, design consultation, implementation assistance, and management of translational research and clinical trials; facilitates regulatory approvals for translational human studies and clinical trials.
  • Provide access to state-of-art behavioral, developmental, and cognitive phenotyping for individuals with IDDs; provide training and quality assurance for basic phenotyping approaches for use in clinical studies; develop, test, and maintain innovative phenotyping approaches for use in IDD populations suitable for clinical trials and “deep phenotyping” projects.
  • Development and maintenance of a research registry for individuals and families with IDDs to support subject recruitment; collaborates with other IDDRCs with their registry and biobanking activities; collects and registers biospecimens for a research biobank of individuals with IDDs for access by IDDRC investigators.
  • In concert with other cores, investigates and tests putative biomarkers for use in diagnosis and treatment.