Discover SPARK

What SPARK Gives Back to Its Participants

Date Published: November 2018

In this webinar, Pamela Feliciano, Ph.D. and Kiely Law, M.D., MPH discuss what information SPARK returns and how the program does this. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

Who is Pamela Feliciano?

Pamela Feliciano, Ph.D., is SPARK’s scientific director and a senior scientist with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). As scientific director of SPARK, she manages the return of genetic results to SPARK families and works closely with external researchers on the analysis of genomic data from SPARK. As a senior scientist with SFARI, Feliciano works on developing objective and reliable outcome measures for autism clinical trials. Previously, Feliciano worked as a senior editor at Nature Genetics, where she was responsible for managing the peer review process. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.S. from New York University and a Ph.D. in developmental biology from Stanford University. Feliciano has a son with autism.

Who is Kiely Law?

Kiely Law, M.D., MPH, is the co-founder and research director of the Interactive Autism Network, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the network’s research program. She is a research associate in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Law also works as a consultant on SPARK, managing aspects of its research match program and communications efforts. She lives in Baltimore with her family, including her adult son with autism.

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