Establish a state-wide, research registry for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and their families: The Rhode Island Consortium for Research and Treatment (RI-CART). RI-CART is a a public-private partnership with members representing all major RI hospitals and diagnostic centers, investigators from Brown University and its Medical School, educators from Rhode Island College, parents, and representatives from the Rhode Island's Departments of Health and Education.

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Dr. Anders is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Emeritus) at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and the immediate Past President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP.) He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine (1960). He headed Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University (1974-1984) and Brown University (1985-1992). He joined the faculty of UC Davis as Chair, Department of Psychiatry (1992-1998) and Executive Associate Dean of the School of Medicine (1998-2002). He retired in 2005 but continued an active program of sleep research at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute until 2009. In 2009, Dr. Anders returned to Brown as Adjunct Professor to establish a statewide autism consortium.

Dr. Anders has clinical and research interests in the areas of maturation of infant sleep-wake states, pediatric sleep disorders, and sleep patterns and sleep disorders in children with autism.

Currently, Dr. Anders leads an effort to establish an interdisciplinary, RI state-wide, research registry, The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), for children and families on the autism spectrum.

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Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Collaborators at other institutions:
Joanne Quinn, Autism Project; Amy Grattan, RIC; Cooper Woodward, Groden Center, Sue Constable RI Dept of Ed; Deb Garneau, RI Dept of Health' Ginnette Ferszt, URI, Shirley Spater, Samuels Dental Clinic

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