The External Advisory Committee (EAC) evaluates IDDRC services and functioning, advises leadership on new or emerging core-related technologies, and recommends ways to improve integration of U54 project and cores. Its members are seasoned scientists in IDD translational research and IDDRC scientific leadership and management. In 2015-16, a family disability advocate was added. The EAC meets annually.
Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.
Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, MIND Institute
University of California-Davis
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology
University of California Los Angeles
Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director, Neurogenetics Program
Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment
Co-Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine
Pat Levitt, Ph.D.
Pat Levitt, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President, and Director, The Saban Research Institute
Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
WM Keck Professor in Neurogenetics, Department of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D.
President and CEO
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Parent and Disability Public Policy Advocate
Former Chair, VKC Community Advisory Council
Timothy Shriver, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Larry J. Young, Ph.D.
William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience