Yale Child Study Center

Yale Child Study Center

The Yale Child Study Center is a department at the Yale University School of Medicine. The center conducts research and provides clinical services and medical training related to children and families. Topics of investigation include autism and related disorders, [ [http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/61708.php Yale Child Study Center Receives Over $3.5 Million NIH Grant For Autism Research] , "Medical News Today", 27 Jan 2007] Tourette syndrome, other pediatric mental health concerns, and neurobiology. [ [http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/about/chair.html Welcome from Director, Fred R. Volkmar, MD] , Yale Child Study Center website, accessed July 4, 2008]

The center was started in 1911 as the Yale Clinic of Child Development by Arnold Gesell. Dr. Gesell, who is considered the father of child development in the United States, led the center until 1948. [ [http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/about/history.html Yale Child Study Center History] , accessed July 4, 2008]

Hillary Clinton volunteered at the Child Study Center while she was a student at Yale Law School. [Patrick Healey. " [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/us/politics/05clinton.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/Subjects/U/United%20States%20Politics%20and%20Government&pagewanted=all For Clinton the Speaker, the Smaller the Better] ". "New York Times". February 5, 2008. Retrieved on July 2, 2008.]


External links

* [http://info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/ Yale Child Study Center]

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