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Department of Pediatrics
Family Autism Center


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The mission of the Family Autism Center (FAC) is to provide services for children, youth, and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Eastern North Carolina has a variety of services for individuals with autism and their families, but these services are often fragmented and the various systems are difficult for families to navigate. This results in poor access to services and unfortunate outcomes for children, families, and adults. The increasing autism rates (nationally 1 in 88 and formerly 1 in 110) make accurate diagnosis, coordination of care, provision of services and advocacy even more critical for our region. Nationally generated autism rates specific to NC are 1 in 70 (1 in 43 boys).

 
Michael Reichel

Michael Reichel, MD, FAAP, MPH
Clinical Professor

Primary Specialty: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Secondary Training: Pediatrics; Child Maltreatment
Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowships: University of Maryland 1980-82: Behavioral Pediatrics/ School Health/Child Psychiatry
Residency: McGill University, The Montreal Children’s Hospital: Pediatrics
Medical School: University of Maryland
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health: MPH Maternal & Child Health; History of Child Development
Research Interests: Current and Historical Perspectives on Child Advocacy; Behavioral Management Strategies; Psychosocial Impacts on School Performance; Early Intervention: Best Practices; Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to ADHD; Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention/Treatment; Making Sense of Oppositional Behavior; Connecting Primary Care To School and Community Resources
Ancillary Roles: Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director, Greenville Children’s Developmental Services Agency (formerly DEC); Director, Family Autism Center
 
Kathleen Previll

Kathleen Previll, MD
Clinical Professor
Primary Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
 

Barbara N. Samuels, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Specialty: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Secondary Training: Pediatrics; Preventive Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Preventive Medicine
Fellowships: University of Hawaii John A. Burns College of Medicine: Behavior and Developmental; North Carolina Memorial Hospital: Preventive Medicine
Residency: Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA; and Bexar County Hospital/University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX
Medical School: University of Texas: Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Graduate School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC: MPH, Maternal & Child Health
Ancillary Roles: Division Chief, Behavior and Developmental