Research Programs

Marino Autism Research Institute (MARI)

The Marino Autism Research Institute was created in 2005 to support collaborative research at the University of Miami and Vanderbilt University. MARI has also provided seed funding for new initiatives in research on autism. With the establishment of the Miami Institute of Genomic Medicine at the University last year, we are working with genomic investigators to characterize children with autism so that genomic analyses can be completed. We are also investigating possible linkages between autistic spectrum disorder and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and will be leading an initiative supported by Autism Speaks, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the NIH to extend this to a population based study followed by a clinical intervention trial.

UM-NSU CARD is a comprehensive outreach and support program serving people with autism and related disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

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