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Karen McLachlan Franchi

Training Program Administrator

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Karen McLachlan Franchi


Karen Franchi is the Program Administrator of the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program, and the Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Karen is responsible for the day-to-day management of the programs, collaborating with the Project Directors and Investigators, Clinicians and Research Fellows to ensure smooth integration of the ongoing projects. Karen works closely with the Yale Child Study Center’s Business Office, the Yale Grant and Contract Administration, the Yale Human Investigation Committee, and the NIH officers as needed. She conducts outreach to community partners and potential participants, and serves as a central source of information to both families and members of the clinical teams. Karen has more than 20 years of experience in management and spent nearly a decade working with families within the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.

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