UMassMedNow: New mobile lab lets Shriver take research on the road

August 21, 2013
CAMEL mobile lab

By Ellie Castano
UMass Medical School Communications
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Thanks to innovative thinking and a new federal grant, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center can take their research on the road in a new mobile laboratory.

The Shriver Center, a division of UMass Medical School that develops research, education and service programs aimed at improving the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, has recently acquired a mobile laboratory through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.

The mobile lab, known as CAMEL for Community Access Mobile Evaluation Laboratory, was purchased from and retrofitted by a company in Ohio that customizes service vehicles for very specialized use—including SWAT and mobile medical vehicles. Read the full story on UMassMedNow to learn how CAMEL can help develop and design interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.