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The Autism Research Center awarded three $25,000 pilot grants to several UNC School of Medicine faculty members on three interdisciplinary research projects, including one titled Developing brain-wide CSF flow imaging for infants at likelihood for autism, to BRIC faculty member and director of the Small Animal MRI facility Dr. Ian Shih in collaboration with Drs. Dea Garic and Mark Shen of the UNC Department of Psychiatry. These research projects were selected as finalists for the Kelley Altman Greer Pilot Awards. The Kelley Altman Greer Family Autism Research fund is geared towards funding grants for junior faculty conducting autism research at UNC-Chapel. Kelley Altman Greer and her father, Gardner Altman, the donors who gave the $100K gift to fund the awards, attended the event.

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