Research Programs

Projects by BNCD-affiliated investigators are funded by a variety of granting agencies -- the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation -- and also private corporations. This is a list of investigator projects by grant type, number and title.

Mabel Rice

R01 - DC05226

Twins and Singletons with Specific Language Impairment - funded by NIDCD - collaboration with researchers in Australia

R01 - DC01803

Morphosyntactic Abilities of SLI Probands and Families - funded by NIDCD

R42 – DC013749

Development of a New Approach to Screening for Language Impairments - funded by NIDCD

T32 - DC00052

Training Researchers in Language Impairments - funded by NIDCD for training graduate students

Nancy Brady

R01 - HD076903

The CCS: A treatment outcome measure for individuals with severe ID- funded by NICHD

R01 - DC012530

Peer-mediated AAC intervention for children with Autism: Effects on communication - funded by NIDCD

Jonathan Brumberg

R21 - DC013095

Prosody in congenital and acquired dysarthria (PI: Patel, Northeastern Univ.) - funded by NIDCD


CELEST: A Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science and Technology (PI: Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University) – funded by NSF

John Colombo

T32 HD057844

Postdoctoral Training in Translational Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Co-PI: Saunders) - funded by NICHD

R01 - HD047315

DHA Supplementation and Pregnancy Outcome (PI, S. Carlson, Univ. KS Medical Center) - funded by NICHD

P30 - HD002528

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center - funded by NICHD

K99 - HD075886​

Visual Attention, Joint Attention and Emergent Language in infants (PI, B. Salley, Virginia Polytechnic) - funded by NICHD​

Marc Fey

R01 - DC009574

Input sources of grammatical deficits in specific language impairment (Co-PI: L. Leonard, Purdue Univ.) - funded by NIDCD

Robert Fiorentino

BCS 951900

Examining Development and Ultimate Attainment in Second Language Processing: An ERP Investigation (Co-PI: Gabriele)- funded by NSF

Yolanda Jackson

R01 - MH079252

Determinants of Resilience: Mental Health, Maltreatment and Adaptive Behavior- funded by NIMH

F31 - DA034423 Substance use in foster care youth: Relations among maltreatment, use, and coping - funded by NIDA
Kostas Kokkinakis

ULTR - 00001-03A

Binaural Speech Perception with Auditory Prostheses - Frontiers award funded by NIH

Erik Lundquist

R01 - NS040945

Cytoskeletal Signaling and Axon Guidance - funded by NINDS

P20 - GM103638

Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways: Core B - Genomics and Model Organisms. (Co-PI: S. Lunte, KU) - funded by NIH

Kathryn Saunders

P01 - HD055456

Component 1: Transition State Analysis of Chronic Aberrant Behavior in Laboratory, Clinical, and Naturalistic Settings (Component PI: D. Williams; P01 PI, M. Cataldo, Johns Hopkins Univ.)- funded by NICHD

P01 - HD055456

Component 3: Treatment Generalization and Contingency Coherence (Subcontract PI, K. Saunders: P01 PI, M. Cataldo, Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Univ) - funded by NICHD

T32 - HD057844

Postdoctoral Training in Translational Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Co-PI: J. Colombo)- funded by NICHD

Hinrich Staecker

R01 - DE22472

Integrative Colloidal Gels for Cranial Defect Repair (Co PI: Wang) - funded by NIDCR

R44 - DC012749 Precision Betamethazone Microspheres for Transytypmanic Delivery & SSNHL Treatment (PI: Dormer) - Funded by NIDCD


Regeneration in a mouse sound trauma model - funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp

Holly Storkel

T32 - DC000052

Training Researchers in Language Impairments Across the Life Span (Co-PI: M. Rice)- funded by NIDCD

R01 - DC012824

Interactive book reading to accelerate word learning by children with SLI - funded by NIDCD

Kathy Thiemann-Bourque

R01 DC012530

Peer-mediated AAC intervention for children with Autism: Effects on Communication- funded by NIDCD

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