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RDoC Webinar - Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research

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Science Update

On October 18, 2017, the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit will host a webinar titled “Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research.” As a pillar of the RDoC matrix, neurodevelopment plays a critical role in the RDoC research framework in understanding psychopathology. To highlight this type of work, this webinar will bring together three researchers who focus on studying developmental disorders using RDoC principles. More specifically, they will discuss how they use a dimensional perspective and multiple methodologies (both core principles of RDoC) to study neurobehavioral mechanisms associated with various disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety, and ADHD.

Title: Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research
Time and Date: October 18, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

About the Speakers

Dr. Charles Nelson will discuss research that examines how to identify endophenotypes of ASD in early development. Dr. Sarah Karalunas’ talk will highlight how to use developmental heterogeneity to predict clinical outcomes in ADHD. Dr. Nim Tottenham will focus on the development of emotion regulation circuitry following early caregiving adversity. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Julia Zehr, Branch Chief of the Developmental Mechanisms and Trajectories of Psychopathology Branch.

For comments or questions about the webinar, contact the NIMH RDoC Unit via email at You can also follow RDoC @NIMH_RDoC   on Twitter and share your RDoC-related research with the unit by using #RDoC. Learn more about RDoC on the NIMH website.