Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND)
During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Schmitt will participate in the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of ongoing studies of sensorimotor and neurocognitive functioning in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their unaffected family members. Specifically, she will organize data collected over the past four years as part of our Department of Defense (DoD) funded studies of familial mechanisms of ASD. She will assist in the scoring of manual motor physiology, oculomotor, and neurocognitive data and lead the training of other research staff and students within my lab to score this data. Dr. Schmitt will conduct analyses of these data and assess the familiality of sensorimotor and neurocognitive deficits in patients. She will present these results at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in May 2017 and prepare findings for publications in peer-review journals.