Welcome to the Web site for the Mid-Atlantic Consortium, a collaborative association of the intellectual and developmental disabilities research centers (IDDRCs) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Our three centers have contributed to thousands of research projects over several decades, many of which have made seminal contributions toward understanding the causes of developmental disabilities. In many instances, these have improved the treatment of affected children and adults, resulting in a better quality of life for patients and their families.
This site and our newsletter, Collaborations, highlight some of the most exciting, often collaborative, work that we hope will continue to benefit people with developmental disabilities. Our IDDRCs enable such studies by providing investigators with core research facilities that otherwise might not be accessible. These include analytical neurochemistry; biostatistics and bioinformatics; cellular neuroscience; and neuroimaging. Our centers also support promising young investigators through program development awards.
Thanks for visiting, and feel free to share our good news with your family and friends. If you would like to learn more about our research, or receive Collaborations and other news from the consortium, please contact us.
Mid-Atlantic Consortium centers are made possible with support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.