NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SEARCH THIS SITE
NIMH LOGO AND LINK NIMH BANNER PHOTO 1NIMH BANNER PHOTO 2NIMH BANNER PHOTO 3NIMH BANNER PHOTO 4NIMH BANNER PHOTO 5NIMH BANNER PHOTO 6
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research
DIVISION OF INTRAMURAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Link to DIRP Home Link to About DIRP Link to DIRP Research Link to DIRP Core Facilities Link to DIRP Information for Staff
 Staff Scientists and Clinicians

Audrey Thurm, Ph.D.
Audrey Thurm   Audrey Thurm, Ph.D. is a licensed child clinical psychologist. She is a staff scientist in the Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch. She received her undergraduate degree in human development from Cornell University, Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from DePaul University and completed her internship at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Thurm has worked at NIMH since 2002, serving in the extramural division as chief of both the Autism and Social Behavior Program, and the Compulsive and Repetitive Behaviors Program until moving to the Intramural Program in 2005. Currently, she serves as an investigator of the ongoing study "Clinical and Immunological Investigations of Subtypes of Autism", aimed at findings meaningful subtypes of the disorder. In addition, she supervises the screening protocol for the branch. Dr. Thurm was a recipient of the NIH Director's Group Award for scientific and programmatic contributions to research on autism, and an NIMH Group Award for contributions to intramural research on autism.
Research Interests
Dr. Thurm's research focus is in autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders with early onset, with particular interest in early diagnosis and predictors of outcome.
Representative Selected Recent Publications:
  • Buckley, AW., Sassower, K., Rodriguez, A., Jennison, K., Wingert, K., Buckley, J., Thurm, A., Sato, S., & Swedo, SE. An open-label trial of Donepezil for enhancement of REM sleep in young children with autism. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 21(4), 353-357. 2011.
  • Shumway, S., Thurm, A., Swedo, SE, Deprey, L., Barnett, LA., Amaral, DG., Rogers, SJ., & Ozonoff S. Brief report: Symptom onset patterns and functional outcomes in young children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(12):1727-1732, 2011.
  • Kiringoda, R., Thurm, AE., Hirschtritt, ME., Koziol, D., Wesley, R., Swedo, SE., O’Grady, N., & Quezado, ZMN. Risks of propofol sedation anesthesia for imaging studies in pediatric research: Eight years of experience in a clinical research center. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 164(6): 554-60, 2010.
  • Zwaigenbaum, L., Thurm, A., Stone, W., Baranek, G., Bryson, S., Iverson, J., Kau, A., Klin, A., Landa, R., Lord, C., Rogers, S., & Sigman, M. Studying the emergence of autism spectrum disorders in high risk infants: Methodological and practical issues. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(3), 466-480. 2007.
  • Thurm, A., Lord, C., Lee, L.C., & Newschaffer, C. Predictors of Language Acquisition in Preschool Children with Autism.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disordrers. 37, 1721-1734. 2007.
  • Lord, C., Risi, S., DiLavore, P., Shulman, C., Thurm, A., & Pickles, A. Autism from two to nine. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 694-701. 2006.

Address:
Building 10/4N208
10 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD
Phone: 301-496-5323
Email Dr. Thurm
Fax:  
Lab Web Site: http://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/pdn/studies.htm
   
Research at DIRP Section
Principal Investigators
Scientists & Clinicians
DIRP Labs and Branches
DIRP Research Areas

About the DIRP Section
Office of the Scientific Director
Site Map
Participate in Research
Contact Us
Careers in Research
What’s New

Core Facilities Section
Functional MRI Core
Magnetic Resonance Core
Magnetoencephalography Core
Microarray Core
Neurophysiology Imaging Facility
Scientific and Statistical Computing Core
Section on Instrumentation Core
Transgenic Core
Veterinary Medicine Resources (Staff only)

Information for Staff Section
Office of the Scientific Director
Office of the Clinical Director
Office of Fellowship Training
Office of Technology Transfer
Administrative Services Branch
Administrative Services




This page was last updated March 9, 2012.


 The Division of Intramural Research Programs is within the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a part the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  NIH...Turning Discovery into Health LOGO DHHS LOGO USA GOV LOGO