National and International Program Partners

IDDRC members have established partnerships nationally with investigators from other IDDRCs, as well as with international clinical and research programs.

The UMass Medical School IDDRC is one of 15 funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. These centers form a network of collaborating and/or cooperating programs that advance national research and research training in intellectual and developmental disabilities. A recent unique collaboration involved the UMass Medical School IDDRC, the Kennedy Krieger IDDRC, and the University of Kansas IDDRC in a three-site study of the determinants of challenging behavior in children with intellectual disabilities.

NICHD-funded IDDRC Programs

University of Alabama Mental Retardation Research Center
UCLA Mental Retardation Research Center
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
The Joseph P. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, University of Chicago
Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Kennedy Krieger Institute Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Baltimore, MD
Children's Hospital Boston IDDRC
University of North Carolina Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center
Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
Baylor College of Medicine Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washington University in St. Louis

International Partners

The IDDRC also collaborates extensively with international partners throughout the world. Examples can be found in a recent newsletter focusing on programs at the Shriver Center.