Upgraded Autism Research Center Opens In Beersheba

People are silhouetted as they stroll along a shaded walkway connecting Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park via a bridge in Beersheba, Israel. Must credit: Photo by David Vaaknin for The Washington Post

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba announced Sunday they have opened a National Autism Research Center at the university.

The center, funded partly by the ministries of Health and of Science and Technology and headed by Prof. Ilan Dinstein, Dr. Gal Meiri, Dr. Idan Menashe and Dr. Hava Golan, aims to be “Israel’s leading information and research center on the subject of autism and will be the coordinating body to assemble national studies on autism,” the institutes said in a statement.

The new research center will be an upgrade of an existing regional autism center that was set up in 2015. It will provide access to research for scholars seeking new methods of treatment and will create shared national databases and distribute information to decision makers, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Read more at Times of Israel.




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