Hollander Presents Oxytocin and PWS Research at ICare4Autism 2016

hollander-presents-oxytocin-and-pws-research-at-icare4autism-2016.jpgIn a recent talk at the 2016 ICare4Autism conference, leading autism researcher Eric Hollander presented his work on experimental therapeutics in autism spectrum disorder and Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Dr. Hollander is the recipient of an FPWR grant titled Oxytocin vs. placebo for the treatment of hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome

In this project, Dr. Hollander's group is conducting a treatment study of intranasal oxytocin vs. placebo in children and adolescents with both PWS and symptoms of ASD. They hypothesize that ocytocin will have a positive effect on eating, repetitive behaviors, and social cognition. The study is taking place in New York and is currently recruiting participants. More details including inclusion/exclusion critiera and contact information can be found here.

Dr. Hollander's talk at ICare4Autism was highlighted in YahooFinance.

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Jessica Bohonowych

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Jessica Bohonowych is a graduate of Duke University, and holds a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of California, Davis. Incorporating her research background, knowledge of pharmacology and drug development, and teaching experience, Jessica works with Theresa Strong in managing FPWR’s grant portfolio, communicating research results and breakthroughs to our community, aiding in special projects such as the Clinical Trials Initiative and Molecular Resource Center, and is heading the development of the Global PWS Registry.

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