The following experts at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are available for media interviews in connection with Autism Awareness Month.

UNC-Chapel Hill has a broadcast-quality studio available, which can be used for these interviews.

Joseph Piven, MD, is Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities and leads UNC's role in the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) Network.

Mark Zylka, PhD, leads a research effort searching for environmental factors that could cause autism and is studying transcriptional regulators linked to autism.

A study led by Dr. Zylka and Ben Philpot, PhD, was named one of of the top 10 breakthroughs in autism of 2013 by Autism Speaks.

Laura Grofer Klinger, PhD, is Executive Director of the TEACCH Autism Program at UNC. The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program provides statewide services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan through our 7 outpatient clinics, supported employment program, residential program, and professional training programs.

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