The Center for Human Development Research (CHDR) shall
be a center of excellence in research, education, clinical and community
service related to all aspects of human development and developmental
- The CHDR will be a nationally and internationally recognized center
for research on human development and developmental psychopathology,
with emphasis on neurobehavioral, cognitive, social and psychiatric
aspects of development.
- The faculty associated with the CHDR will be highly successful,
independently funded investigators whose work in the field of human
development and developmental psychopathology is nationally and internationally
recognized for its quality, originality, and importance.
- The CHDR will carry out basic and applied research, in both clinical
and laboratory settings. A wide variety of approaches to the study
of human development will be represented, with the goal of developing
innovative, cross-disciplinary collaborative research.
- The CHDR will be based in the University of Texas - Houston, Department
of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, but will also draw faculty
from other departments and institutions. The CHDR will be multidisciplinary,
including faculty in such disciplines as Psychology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics,
Statistics, Neurobiology, Radiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Biomedical
Engineering, Communication Disorders and others.
- The CHDR will have a high level of external funding for research.
- The research of the CHDR will be integrated with the provision
of clinical services to persons with developmental psychopathologies,
with the goal of maximizing benefit to them, while also maximizing
access for research recruitment.
- The CHDR will be a leader in the inclusion of minority participants
in research and the development of minority investigators.
- The CHDR will provide teaching and training of students at all
levels and will be recognized as a program providing the best in research
training to students in the field of human development and developmental
- The CHDR will be an educational and informational resource to the
community and to professionals outside the Center.
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