Northwestern University

Apr
19
Thu 6:00 PM

Autism Research: What We Have Learned, Where We Are Now, and Next Steps - Thomas W. Frazier, PhD

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Michelle Mohney   312.503.5602

Group: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine welcomes you to attend a lecture featuring:

Thomas W. Frazier, PhD
Chief Science Officer
Autism Speaks

This presentation will review major findings from the last 20 years of autism research. The talk will also describe recent advances in genetics, animal models, neuroimaging, and medical care for autism. After proposing major unanswered questions, the presentation will focus on how Autism Speaks science program will attempt to complement other funding sources in addressing the major unanswered questions and drive toward improved, personalized solutions for autism.

Join us remotely via Blue Jeans, courtesy a partnership with the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences.

Dr. Frazier is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2004. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2006 and from 2013-2017 was the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. Over the last decade, Dr. Frazier’s research has focused on two areas: 1) using remote eye gaze tracking to improve early identification of autism, and 2) translational studies of the sub-group of autism associated with PTEN mutations. Over the last 3 years, he has published the first studies identifying remote eye tracking measures as predictive of autism risk and symptom levels and the first comprehensive characterization of patients with autism and PTEN mutations. In April of 2017, Dr. Frazier joined Autism Speaks as Chief Science Officer.

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