Skip to main content
UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute

Minds Behind The MIND

2012-2013 Minds Behind the MIND
2011-2012 Minds Behind the MIND
2010-2011 Minds Behind the MIND
2009-2010 Minds Behind the MIND
2008-2009 Minds Behind the MIND
2007-2008 Minds Behind the MIND
2006-2007 Minds Behind the MIND


Videos and audio are now exclusively available in the new UC Davis MIND Institute Media Player. Adobe Flash and Javascript are needed to play back all media on the MIND Institute website. Chances are that Flash and Javascript are already a part of your browser as they are installed on almost all computers connected to the Internet. However, if you are having difficulty playing any media on this site, Adobe Flash can be downloaded from Adobe's website and instructions for enabling Javascript in your browser are available here. For more information and help on using the new MIND Institute Media Player, click here.

 

Special note for Internet Explorer 10+ users: For media on this website to play back properly, be sure you are in "Compatibility View."

 These videos are also available on iTunes U for download to a Macintosh or Windows computer, iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

These webcasts are intended for personal, non-commercial, educational use.  Please do not re-broadcast, re-encode, or otherwise distribute these webcasts without prior written permission from the UC Davis MIND Institute.

2014-2015 Minds Behind the MIND

Stress and Families with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Taking Care of Yourself, While Taking Care of Your Family

Presenters: Andrea Schneider, Ph.D. and Philippe Goldin, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute, Betty Irene School Of Nursing

Date: October 18, 2014

Length: 54:55

Synopsis: Andrea Schneider, discussed results of her recent study of biofeedback training for stress reduction. Then, Philippe Goldin presented recent findings in the clinical science and neuroscience of mindfulness meditation, as well as guide brief experiential meditation practices.

 

2013-2014 Minds Behind the MIND

Autism Research and Clinical Updates

Presenters: Sally Rogers, Ph.D., Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.,
Fallon O’Neill and Antoinette O’Neill

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2014

Length: 58:04

Synopsis: A panel of researchers, clinicians and community members will present new autism research from the MIND Institute, addressing identification of biomarkers for autism risk, and the effects of early autism inventions. Community members will share their experiences with autism and the transition to adulthood.

 

Using Technology: Research and Resource Update

Presenters: Maria Diez-Juan, M.S., Tasha Oswald, Ph.D.,
Traci Schmidt, and Elizabeth H. Morgan

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: February 19, 2014

Length: 47:19

Synopsis: The MIND Institute is investigating the use of electronic tablets to support children with neurodevelopmental disorders in reading comprehension and communication. Researchers and clinicians will share some of the positive outcomes. Representatives from Navigate Autism, a website in development by the UC Davis School of Education, will demonstrate its use as an educational tool.

 

 

2012-2013 Minds Behind the MIND

Autism: From The Teen Years to Young Adulthood

Presenters: Aimee Bord, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P.,
Nancy Calhoun McIntyre, Tasha M. Oswald, Ph.D.,
Patty Schetter, M.A., B.C.B.A., Julie Bradford,
and Amanda Hussa

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 17, 2013

Length: 1:14:47

Synopsis: A panel of experts, practitioners, and family members will address an area of concern shared by many families affected by autism: promising research and interventions in supporting the transition of teenagers with autism to young adulthood. Topics include assisting them in achieving self-fulfilled lives, access to integrated and competitive employment, and higher education.

 

Understanding the Down Syndrome Program: From Science to the Family

Presenters: Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D., Andrea McDuffie, Ph.D., Angela John, Ph.D., Marie Moore Channell, Ph.D., Heather Green, and Robert Hulse

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 16, 2013

Length: 1:18:41

Synopsis: Recent estimates place the prevalence of Down syndrome at 1 in 691 births, making it the leading known genetic cause of intellectual disability. This presentation is designed to provide an update on what is known about Down syndrome, its impacts on the individual and the family, and possible treatments. Learn about the latest scientific findings, new MIND Institute programs, and community resources.

 

ADHD

Presenters: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.,  J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D.,  Murat Pakyurek, M.D., Khyati Brahmbhatt, M.D.,
Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D., Kyle Rutledge, M.S.,
Nancy Brodovsky, Tracy Campbell

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: October 30, 2012

Length: 1:24:13

Synopsis: The latest findings in research and treatment, as well as perspectives from a parent and an adult recently diagnosed with ADHD

 

2011-2012 Minds Behind the MIND

Intervention and strategy updates for families with autism: Making the transition from childhood to young adulthood

Presenters: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., Peter Mundy, Ph.D., and Sharon Galloway, Transition Coordinator

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 19, 2012

Length: 1:37:03

Synopsis: In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, this presentation will focus on planning for the future. A panel of MIND Institute researchers, clinicians and educators will provide updates on interventions and strategies for parents and children with autism facing transition into adulthood.

 

Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences (BEARS)

Presenters: Cynthia Schumann, Ph.D., Director, BEARS Tissue Program, Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D., Director MIND Institute, David Amaral, Ph.D., Director of Research, Chuck and Sarah Gardner, MIND Institute Founding Family, and Valerie Hund, Parent

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: February 16, 2012

Length: 56:44

Synopsis: Brain and tissue donations can make a positive impact on the lives of many. With these contributions, researchers are able to expand their studies of the brain and determine how the brain’s different regions are affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Cynthia Schumann will discuss the formation and goals of the newly established Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences and Valerie Hund will comment on her family’s extraordinary gift.

 

MIND Institute faculty present their current research and its potential applications

Presenters: Randi Hagerman, M.D., Robin Hansen, M.D., Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D., and Tony Simon, Ph.D..

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 17, 2011

Length: 1:19:53

Synopsis: Faculty will present research updates on autism, fragile X syndrome, Chromosome 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Included in the discussion will be information about potential applications in preventing and treating these disorders.

 

A New Vision for The MIND Institute

Presenter: Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute DIRECTOR

Date: October 20, 2011

Length: 1:00:58

Synopsis: This presentation includes his vision for the future of the MIND Institute.

 

2010-2011 Minds Behind the MIND

A Community Forum: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenters: David Amaral, Ph.D., Sally Rogers Ph.D., and Peter Mundy Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 6, 2011

Length: 1:14:36

Synopsis: A Community Forum: Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Update on ADHD research and treatment and request for community input on needs

Presenters: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D., and the ADHD Team

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 19, 2011

Length: 1:30:32

Synopsis: A panel of MIND Institute researchers and clinicians will provide new information on research and treatment findings across the life-span for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Panelists will also discuss different resources for ADHD that are available at the MIND Institute. The session will include an open discussion with audience members to identify community interests and needs in relation to ADHD..

 

Full and Premutations in Fragile X Syndrome: Translating New Science to Targeted Treatments in Autism and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Presenters: Randi Hagerman, M.D., Paul Hagerman, Ph.D., David Hessl, Ph.D. & Susan Rivera, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 18, 2010

Length: 1:25:24

Synopsis: The Fragile X Team discusses clinincal involvement in patients with both the premutation and the full mutation including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and premature ovarian failure. FXTAS (Fragile X Associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome) and new targeted treatments for Fragile X Syndrome are also discussed.

 

2009-2010 Minds Behind the MIND

Social Skills Training in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Important Issues and Future Directions

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 28, 2010

Length: 1:25:48

Synopsis: Dr. Solomon discusses her current research and community efforts in social skills training of adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders at the MIND Institute.

 

Fostering Community Partnerships

Presenter: Robin Hansen, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute CEDD

Date: January 27, 2010

Length: 55:04

Synopsis: Dr. Hansen discusses the goals of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and its efforts to both improve services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and provide a forum for community input in areas of training, service and community advocacy.

 

Individual Differences in Autism: Developmental Outcomes and Treatment Response

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: October 28, 2009

Length: 57:33

Synopsis: Dr. Mundy presents an overview of current research and theory on the nature of individual differences and diagnostic subgroups in autism. His research findings help parents and professionals understand how executive functions and temperament contribute to individual differences in autism.

 

2008-2009 Minds Behind the MIND

Interactions Between Biology and Environment in ADHD

Presenters: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D. & Lisa Lit, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 16, 2009

Length: 1:13:58

Synopsis: ADHD is frequently referred to as a biologically-based disorder, yet it is clear that various environmental factors influence how the disorder is expressed. Dr. Schweitzer and her team review how cue types and rewards can affect cognitive functioning, exploration, hyperactivity and self control in children and adults with ADHD. They also discuss how environmental context interacts with brain functioning to produce problematic behavior, but can also be used to improve behavior in home and school settings.

 

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk

Presenters: Daniel Braunschweig, Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2009

Length: 1:32:00

Synopsis: Dan Braunschweig discusses the current research regarding the immune abnormalities found in children with autism and their potential correlation with the development of autism. Dr. Pessah focusses on how certain genetic markers may make the body more susceptible to certain environmental triggers which could cause developmental problems like autism.

 

What We Learn About Autism from Studying Fragile X Syndrome

Presenters: David Hessl, Ph.D., Lisa Cordeiro

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: Jan 22, 2009

Length: 54:22

Synopsis: Individuals with autism and fragile X syndrome share many symptoms and there may be common neurobiological abnormalities underlying these symptoms. Dr. Hessl will share recent findings from his laboratory and others focusing on this topic and discuss implications that the overlapping features may have for the treatment of both conditions.

 

Three Disorders, One Explanation? The Case of Cognitive Impairments in Fragile X Syndrome, Turner and Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Presenter: Tony Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: Oct 16, 2008

Length: 1:07:28

Synopsis: Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion, Turner, and fragile X syndromes are different genetic disorders producing weakness in visuospatial, visuomotor and numerical cognition. 7 to 14 year old children with these disorders were studied to see if a common mechanism might be at work. Dr. Simon will present results from experimental cognitive and brain imaging studies that explain how children with these disorders think about space, time and number and suggest designs for therapeutic interventions.

 

Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 17, 2008

Length: 1:40:47

Synopsis: Cortisol is often referred to as "the stress hormone" because it is secreted during the "fight or flight" response and it is involved in various stress-related changes. Learn more about the work of a MIND Institute researcher who is investigating cortisol as a biological marker of stress and dysregulation in children with autism. The presentation will include recent findings and comparisons of cortisol to social and emotional behavior, brain structure and function, and the symptoms of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis, Current Research, and Treatment Options

Presenters: John Brown, Ph.D., Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., MBA, & Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 17, 2008

Length: 1:36:16

Synopsis: In this "Minds Behind the MIND" session, three clinicians and researchers who are experts in HFA and Asperger's syndrome discuss the distinctions between these two disorders and other types of autism. They also address the best ways to support and maximize the success of children and adults living with these diagnoses.

 

Fragile X: A Family Affair

Presenters: Paul Hagerman, M.D.,Ph.D. & Randi Hagerman, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 17, 2008

Length: 1:41:28

Synopsis: It's hard to imagine, but defects in a single gene can cause mental impairment in children, premature ovarian failure in women and dementia in older adults. That gene -- the fragile X gene -- is the research focus of two MIND Institute investigators who are leading the way in discovering the molecular foundations of and new treatments for the broad spectrum of fragile X-related disorders. Hear more about what their work has revealed about the causes and outcomes of fragile X syndrome, their plans for new treatment trials and the benefits of their discoveries for understanding neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders

 

A Window into the Minds of Children and Adults with ADHD

Presenter: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: October 18, 2007

Length: 1:24:48

Synopsis: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder, affecting daily life and functioning for 3 to 5 percent of school-aged children in the United States. ADHD is a chronic, lifelong illness requiring long-term treatment strategies.

 

Uncovering the Mysteries of Autism

Presenters: David G. Amaral, Ph.D., Sally Rogers, Ph.D., Robin Hansen, M.D., Christine Wu-Nordahl, Ph.D., Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 19, 2007

Length: 1:47:10

Synopsis: Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that it affects those diagnosed with it in a wide variety of ways. By identifying the variations on the autism spectrum, better treatment and diagnostic practices will emerge. Discover what the Autism Phenome Project is doing to help define the various types of autism, while ultimately lead to a better understanding of causes, treatments and preventions.

 

Integrative Medicine: Considering Biomedical Treatments

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 19, 2007

Length: 1:42:45

Synopsis:Parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, often need to consider a bewildering array of possible biomedical treatments for their child. Learn about the benefits that nutrition and medication coupled with conventional medicine can offer to treat a child with these disorders. In addition, you will learn about innovative biomedical techniques being researched at the MIND Institute.

 

New Developments in Early Identification and Intervention

Presenters: Sally Rogers, Ph.D. & Laurie Vismara, Ph.D., BCBA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 18, 2007

Length: 1:39:49

Synopsis:Identifying developmental disorders in children at the early stages of development is crucial. Applying a treatment plan during the early years of development will increase the chance for positive outcomes as the child continues to grow. Discover the newest breakthroughs in early identification and intervention strategies.