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Shriver Center researcher: link between autism and obesity needs further study
July 29, 2014
Shriver Center researcher: Link between autism and obesity needs further study

A large population study is needed to find the true links between autism and obesity, Carol Curtin, MSW, a research assistant professor at UMass Medical School, told SFARI Autism News.

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    July 22, 2014

    In this commentary, the authors discuss, based on their experiences, concerns related to academic health centers partnering with correctional facilities, how existing partnerships have overcome those concerns, and the benefits of such relationships to both academic health centers and correctional facilities.