News & Updates

Scientific Publication Repository Developed by AAHD

The repository, found here, is a partial list of articles that have been authored or co-authored by CDC staff from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), since 2010, and which has been categorized by year. Please also visit the NCBDDD website to view additional research articles, scientific publications, data and statistics, and […]Read More »

RFAs Posted for 2016 – Applications due March 1

The DRDC announces new research opportunities with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 2016. NOTE: All applications are due on March 1, 2016. Application instructions are here and the topics with links are listed below. RFA-R16-01 EHDI Parents (Pilot) RFA-R16-02 Using EHDI to Assess […]Read More »

Work Begins on New Projects – September 30, 2015

The DRDC is funding 8 new and 7 continuing external projects through its Cooperative Agreement with the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. A complete list of external projects with links to project summaries can be found here.Read More »

September 2014 – Six New Projects Commence

Nearly 50 grant applications resulted from the 2014 RFAs, and six were funded, in addition to five continuing projects.  The new projects commenced on September 30, 2014.  Learn more about all funded projects here.Read More »

Research Regarding Healthy Weight of People with Limb Differences

Obesity and unhealthy weight are a national health prevention priority and the focus of national health initiatives. Unhealthy weight in people with a variety of disabilities is commonly reported; yet many are unable to use typical scales or measurement devices and strategies due to contractures and motor impairments. Loss of limbs and loss of muscle […]Read More »

DRDC Assists Spina Bifida Association in Building a National Clinical Care Network

Spina Bifida (SB) is a birth defect that results in developmental disability and complex health care needs. The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) has been supporting people with SB and their families since 1973, and their website lists 133 clinical services providers and 36 chapters that provide public and professional education, information, and support, on a […]Read More »

New Research Projects Begin – September 29, 2013

In the first year of the DRDC, there were four RFAs, from which seven (7) applications were selected for funding.  The applications addressed the following: RFA #1: Project to Learn About Youth – Mental Health RFA #2: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Developmental Outcomes Study RFA #3: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – WIC […]Read More »

Year One Research Project Funded

The Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC) funds research project, entitled, Disability and Health: Predictors of Onset of Common Health Conditions and Receipt of Preventive Services Among Adults with Disabilities in Year One.  This research project is designed to identify disparities in preventive health services for people who are blind, have spinal cord injuries, and those […]Read More »

Research and Fellowship Opportunities for 2013

The DRDC announces fellowship and research opportunities with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 2013. NOTE: All applications were due in March and funding announcements will be made as soon as the information becomes available. Research Opportunities Areas research funding include: child mental health, […]Read More »

DRDC Concept Mapping Update

The DRDC External Advisory Council will be participating in a Concept Mapping strategy to identify the “current state” issues that affect NCBDDD priorities. The process will help guide program development, gap identification and evaluation planning. Please check back to DRDC website for updates.Read More »