Image of NLM Family Foundation banner
Image of stained glass
 
 
 

UPDATES

March 6, 2014

HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

In July 2014, the NLM Family Foundation and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) co-sponsored a special one-day workshop,“Harnessing Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism” at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the potential of adaptive technology to open up for persons with autism new avenues for acquiring knowledge, improving social communication, and achieving a greater degree of independence and control over their lives.

Please click on the link below to view a summary of the presentations and discussions which took place at the workshop.

Harnessing Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism

November 5, 2014

TRANSCEND RESEARCH GROUP SEEKS STUDY PARTICIPANTS


The TRANSCEND Research Group at Mass General Hospital is recruiting participants with typical development and autism spectrum disorders for their study comparing typical development to the development and sensory processing in children with autism spectrum disorders (children ages 6-17). Compensation is $20-$50/hr plus parking and travel expenses. Weekend and evening slots are available. Children will receive a toy with each visit and a picture of their brain. Because there is an MRI component of the study, the official cutoff is a non-verbal IQ of 70 or higher. Those interested in participating should contact TRANSCEND at (617) 966-9766 or transcend@partners.org.


March 7, 2014

NLM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite postdoctoral fellows to apply for the Nancy Lurie Marks Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to the postdoctoral fellow and limited funds for research supplies. Applications are due April 21, 2014. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please email all application materials and any questions to the NLM-HMS Fellowship coordinator.

NLM JUNIOR FACULTY MeRIT FELLOWSHIPS

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite Junior Faculty to apply for the Nancy Lurie Marks Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to junior faculty as they develop an independent research program related to autism. Applications are due April 21, 2014. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowships. Please email all application materials and any questions to the NLM-HMS Fellowship coordinator.

January 31, 2013

NLM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite applicants for the Nancy Lurie Marks Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to the postdoctoral fellow and limited funds for research supplies. Applications are due March 22, 2013. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please email all application materials and any questions to the NLM-HMS Fellowship coordinator.

NLM JUNIOR FACULTY MeRIT FELLOWSHIPS

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite applicants for the Nancy Lurie Marks Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to support junior faculty as they develop an independent research program related to autism. Applications are due March 22, 2013. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowships. Please email all application materials and any questions to the NLM-HMS Fellowship coordinator.

August 9, 2012

TRANSCEND Research Program seeks children with autism spectrum disorders as well as neurotypical children ages 8 to 14 to participate in research studies at Massachusetts General Hospital. This research group studies how the brain works and develops, how the brain and body affect each other, and why some children have developmental disorders such as autism. Please click here for information on how to participate in the TRANSCEND Research Program or contact TRANSCEND at (617) 966-9766.

March 16, 2012

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite applicants for the Nancy Lurie Marks Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to support junior faculty as they develop an independent research program related to autism. Applications are due Friday, March 16, 2012. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowships. Please email all application materials and any questions to NLM-HMS Fellowships.

March 16, 2012


The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite applicants for the Nancy Lurie Marks Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to the postdoctoral fellow and limited funds for research supplies. Applications are due Friday, March 16, 2012. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please email all application materials and any questions to Janine Zieg.

February 15, 2012


The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite Harvard Medical School students with an interest in pursuing autism-related research at Harvard Medical School or a Harvard-affiliated hospital during the summer of 2012 to apply for a NLM Summer Scholars in Medicine Fellowship. Applications are due Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Summer Scholars in Medicine Fellowship. Please email all application materials and any questions to Janine Zieg.

April 6, 2011

Harvard Medical School is now accepting applications for the Nancy Lurie Marks Junior Faculty Merit Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded effective September 1, 2011. To be eligible for a fellowship, an applicant must be affiliated with Harvard Medical School or one of the Harvard hospitals, have an MD or MD/PhD degree, have at least two years of prior postdoctoral training, and have an active involvement in research related to autism. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to the Junior Faculty member and limited funds for research supplies. Applications are due by June 1, 2011. Please contact Stephanie Barros by email with any questions. For more information regarding how to apply, please view the full announcement for the NLM Junior Faculty Merit Fellowship.

May 12, 2010


TRANSCEND Research Program seeks children with autism spectrum disorders ages 6 to 13 to participate in research studies at Massachusetts General Hospital. The primary objectives of this research are to determine the causes of autism and language problems and to find ways to detect autism and language problems earlier in life. Please click here for information on how to participate in the TRANSCEND Research Program or contact TRANSCEND at (617) 966-9766. 

May 11, 2010

Harvard Medical School students with an interest in pursuing autism-related research at Harvard Medical School or a Harvard-affiliated hospital during the summer of 2010 are invited to apply for the Nancy Lurie Marks Summer Scholars in Medicine Fellowship. Please email applications and any questions to Stephanie Barros. NB: This program is only open to Harvard Medical School students.

January 7, 2008

The NLMFF is pleased to announce several new research grants aimed at investigating communication difficulties, capacities and options for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Please click here to view a list of our newly funded communications grants and investigators .

January 4 , 2007

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Professor Iuean Hughes (Cambridge University UK) have been awarded a major program grant from the Medical Research Council (UK) to test if autism is associated with elevated levels of foetal testosterone (FT). The NLM Family Foundation funded the preliminary studies that formed the background to this new grant. The new study involves a collaboration with the biobank in Denmark in order to have a sufficiently large number of cases of formally diagnosed autism to relate to amniotic testosterone. FT has major organizational effects on brain development (Prenatal Testosterone In Mind, MIT Press, 2005).

December 20 , 2006

The NLM Family Foundation announces the availability of research funds for projects aimed at investigating communication difficulties, capacities and options for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The Foundation will provide total grant support of up to $100 thousand for one year. Application is open to investigators at established research institutions (both for profit and not-for-profit) and investigators at state health agencies, the FDA, VA, and at intramural divisions of NIH.

The deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent is March 15, 2007. Approved applicants will be requested to submit a full grant proposal for submission by June 1, 2007. Awards will be announced in autumn, 2007.

Click here for a copy of the full program announcement and submission information.

July 5, 2006

NLMFF-supported film, Autism Is A World, has received the Edward R. Murrow Award for National News Documentary. The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. According to the RTNDA, Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

May 23 , 2006

Julia Landau, Esq., Senior Manager at the Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Director of the NLMFF-supported Autism Special Education Legal Support Center, was named the recipient of the 2006 Doug Flutie, Jr. Award for her work in leading the advocacy project for children with autism. The award was given by Laurie Flutie at the Annual Autism Update Conference, a collaboration of the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism and Children Making Strides, at the Waltham Westin Hotel on May 1, 2006.

April 18, 2006

Academy-Award nominated film, Autism Is A World, supported by the NLM Family Foundation, receives a CINE Golden Eagle Award, which recognizes excellence in documentary and other informational film and video production. The CINE Golden Eagle awards are internationally recognized as symbols of the highest production standards in film and television production. CINE is dedicated to discovering, rewarding, educating, and supporting established and emerging talent in film and video.Recipients of CINE Golden Eagles include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Lasseter, David Grubin, Barbara Kopple, Charles Guggenheim, Ken Burns, Albert Maysles.

Autism Is A World , written by Sue Rubin, was produced and directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, President of State of the Art. This will be State of the Art's fourth CINE Golden Eagle award.

 
 
Copyright © 2011 Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation
Link to homepage Link to links Link to contact page Link to search page