Geri Dawson
Principal Investigator
William Cleland Distinguished Professor
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor in Pediatrics
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy
JOanne Kurtzberg
Principal Investigator
Jerome S. Harris Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative

For more information

Duke Cellular Therapy Team
cordbloodtherapyinfo@dm.duke.edu

Our Research Studies

- Study Details: IMPACT -

Cell Therapy in Children Diagnosed with Autism

The Duke Marcus Center IMPACT Clinical Trial is testing a new cell therapy. This phase II randomized ("flip of a coin"), blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial is testing whether cell therapy can help improve social and communication skills in children diagnosed with autism.

Children in huddle smiling down at camera


Pro#: 00102894

Criteria: Children 4-11 years of age with a diagnosis of autism. Other requirements apply, which will be discussed during screening for eligibility.

Enrollment status: Enrollment is closed. 

Date: May 15, 2020 - June 15, 2022

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