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Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate

New statistics indicate rates of autism in children have continued to increase. However, the rates have increased only modestly, suggesting...


Dr. Constantino Interviewed on St. Louis on the Air

Recent findings in autism and the impact on future research

St. Louis Public Radio

2018 Distinguished Faculty

Dr. Dehra Harris received a Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education

School of Medicine news release

Excessive Screen Time for Kids and New Recommendations

Dr. Eric Spiegel on SLCH’s Radio Rounds discusses strategies for managing children’s screen time.

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Mental health support in the newborn nursery

Drs. Rogers and Constantino examine the importance of parental mental health screening in response to recent tragedy.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Five hot topics in autism research in 2017

An overview of current themes emerging in autism research

Spectrum News

Notable 2017 Findings in Autism Research

Some of the past year's most significant discoveries in autism research, many of which were WU-led or faculty collaborated on.

Spectrum News

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d

Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk — a discovery that eventually may help predict...

School of Medicine

Brain Development and Anxiety Disorders

Drs. Rogers and Sylvester appear on the Pulse of St. Louis to discuss the implications of recent research on child...

The Pulse of St. Louis (KPLR)

2016-2017 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

Drs. Anne Glowinski, Dehra Harris, and Celina Jacobi were recognized in an October 24th ceremony for their dedication and service...

School of Medicine

Discussing Halloween Safety With Your Kids

Dr. Eric Spiegel shares tips on how to discuss Halloween safety with your kids.

How to Talk to Kids about Impulsivity & ADHD

Dr. Dehra Harris is interviewed on How to Talk to Kids About Anything, a podcast hosted by Dr. Robyn Silverman.

How to talk to kids about ’13 Reasons Why,’ suicide and terrorist attacks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan and KMOX radio host Debbie Monterrey talk with Dr. Eric Spiegel, director of child...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In autism, genes drive early eye gaze abnormalities

Twin study reveals strong genetic influences on how infants visually explore social world

Washington University

Dr. Dehra Harris received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year

On May 19, 2017, Dr. Dehra Harris, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year.

Neuroimaging technique may help predict autism among high-risk infants

Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may predict which high-risk, 6-month old infants will develop autism spectrum disorder by age...

National Institutes of Health

Caring for Mom and Baby

Children’s outcomes improve when perinatal mental health issues are addressed.

Outlook Magazine

Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism

Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life…

Washington University

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Most children grow up without a worry in the world – and their only concern is “what’s for dinner?” However,...

Washington University

What Grandmothers Can Teach Science About Autism

Dr. John Constantino’s Second Generation Survey Project seeks to gather information about the genetic transmission of autistic traits in families.

The Atlantic

Life lessons: Doctor Mini Mental Health

Mini Tandon, MD  is working to destigmatize mental health issues by bringing them front and center.


Doctors say pregnant and postpartum women should be screened for depression

Dr. Cynthia Rogers explains mental health professionals’ hope that widespread screening will reduce the stigma of mental illness, and even normalize mental health questioning...

Researchers assess how autism traits could be passed genetically

A study led by Natasha Marrus, MD, recruits women who had at least one child with autism, and who now have grandchildren, to...

KMOX St. Louis

New CDC funding will expand knowledge about children with autism spectrum disorder.

New CDC Funding Will Expand Knowledge about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) will be...