Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Human Clinical Phenotyping (HCP) Core

Director, HCP Core – Dr. Sophie Molholm
Associate Director, HCP Core – Dr. John Foxe

The Human Clinical Phenotyping (HCP) Core is designed to build a clinical IDD database for use by IDDRC investigators.

Objectives

  1. To provide sophisticated phenotyping of participants for RFK IDDRC investigators, including evaluations of cognition, language, behavior and clinical diagnosis, all performed by our highly qualified clinicians
  2. To facilitate diversity in research by recruiting from the local Bronx community
  3. To maintain an extensive research-participant database (currently containing 600-plus children) to service important IDD research endeavors
  4. To serve as the coordinating hub of the three IDDRC cores that collect human data; indexing when genetic samples are collected by the Neurogenomics Core and when neuroimaging data are collected by the Translational Neuroimaging Core, for a given HCP registrant
  5. To develop cutting-edge measures of IDD-relevant phenotypes, such as repetitive movements and multisensory processing (Dr. John Foxe)

Resources/Services

  • Internet-accessible deidentified participant registry database
  • Participant recruitment
  • Research-grade clinical diagnosis
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Evaluation of peripheral and central auditory processing
  • Collection of biosamples
  • Assistance with IRB applications for studies involving children
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