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Distinguished Lecturer Series Videos 2011-Current »

New Insights from Prader-Willi and Williams Syndromes

Presenter: Elisabeth M. Dykens, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University

Date: June 8, 2011

Synopsis: Dykens Abstract »

Length: 1:10:20

Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Genes to Novel Therapeutics

Presenter: Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Date: May 18, 2011

Synopsis: Buxbaum Abstract »

Length: 43:49

Children and Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and Predictors

Presenter: David C. Bellinger, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard University

Date: April 13, 2011

Synopsis: Bellinger Abstract »

Length: 1:13:54

Experiential, Genetic and Epigenetic Effects on Neurocognitive Development

Presenter: Helen J. Neville, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Oregon

Date: March 9, 2011

Synopsis: Neville Abstract »

Length: 1:19:47

Research on Pediatric Anxiety

Presenter: Daniel S. Pine, M.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: February 9, 2011

Synopsis: Pine Abstract »

Length: 1:16:38

Attention Deficits and Impulse Control Problems

Presenter: Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley

Date: January 12, 2011

Synopsis: Hinshaw Abstract »

Length: 1:25:47

Early Developmental Trajectories in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Alberta

Date: December 8, 2010

Synopsis: Zwaigenbaum Abstract »

Length: 1:07:47

Fulfilling the Promise of Molecular Medicine in a Developmental Brain Disorder

Presenter: Mark F. Bear, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date: November 10, 2010

Synopsis: Bear Abstract »

Length: 1:19:02

Neural Signatures of Atypical Brain Development in Autism

Presenter: Kevin A. Pelphrey, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University

Date: October 13, 2010

Synopsis: Pelphrey Abstract »

Length: 1:18:39

Oxidative Stress and the Metabolic Pathology of Autism

Presenter: S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Date: June 9, 2010

Synopsis: James Abstract »

Length: 1:23:42

Imaging the Developing Brain

Presenter: Jay N. Giedd, M.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: May 12, 2010

Synopsis: Giedd Abstract »

Length: 1:25:08

The Genetic Epidemiology of Autism

Presenter: John N. Constantino, M.D.

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine

Date: April 14, 2010

Synopsis: Constantino Abstract »

Length: 1:13:40

Mouse Models of Autism to Discover Causes and Develop Treatments

Presenter: Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: March 10, 2010

Synopsis: Crawley Abstract »

Length: 1:15:46

Psychosocial and Biological Markers of Stress in the Lives of Mothers of Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Presenter: Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Date: February 10, 2010

Synopsis: Seltzer Abstract »

Length: 1:23:18

The Fetal Androgen Theory of Autism

Presenter: Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Cambridge University

Date: December 9, 2009

Synopsis: Baron-Cohen Abstract »

Length: 1:14:38

Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Philippine Experience

Presenter: Alexis L. Reyes, M.D., FPPS, FPSDBP

Affiliation: University of the Philippines

Date: December 4, 2009

Length: 1:07:30

Antibodies and the Brain: Lessons from Lupus

Presenter: Betty A. Diamond, M.D.

Affiliation: Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Date: November 9, 2009

Synopsis: Diamond Abstract »

Length: 1:05:07

Automatically Mapping the Language Learning Environment of Young Children with Autism: Implications for Assessment and Intervention

Presenter: Steven F. Warren, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Kansas

Date: October 14, 2009

Synopsis: Warren Abstract »

Length: 1:14:34

Presenter: Adele Diamond, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of British Columbia

Date: June 10, 2009

Synopsis: Adele Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Prefrontal Cortex and Developmental Neuropsychology: Genetic and Environmental Influences
4PM Length: 1:24:05

6PM Lecture: Cognitive Control in Young Children and Ways to Improve It
6PM Length: 1:23:58

Presenter: Thomas Bourgeron, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Institut Pasteur - Paris

Date: May 13, 2009

Synopsis: Bourgeron Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Synaptic and Clock Genes in Autism Spectrum Disorders
4PM Length: 59:50

6PM Lecture: Toward a Better Understanding of the Genetic Susceptibility to Autism Spectrum Disorders
6PM Length: 1:20:03

Presenter: Andrew Zimmerman, M.D.

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Date: April 8, 2009

Synopsis: Zimmerman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Effects of Fever in Autism: Clues to Pathogenesis and Treatment
4PM Length: 54:08

6PM Lecture: The "Fever Effect" and Search for the Holy Grail in Autism
6PM Length: 53:46

Presenter: John Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco

Date: February 11, 2009

Synopsis: Rubenstein Abstract »

4PM Lecture: FGF Signaling and Neocortical Patterning
4PM Length: 52:25

6PM Lecture: What Causes Autism? Two Short Stories
6PM Length: 55:14

Presenter: Pat Levitt, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University

Date: January 14, 2009

Synopsis: Levitt Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase and Autism Risk
4PM Length: 1:19:38

6PM Lecture: Where Are We With the Autisms?
6PM Length: 1:23:17

Presenter: Susan E. Levy, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Date: December 10, 2008

Synopsis: Levy Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Are Complementary and Alternative Medical Treatments for Children with Autism Evidence-Based?
4PM Length: 1:05:24

6PM Lecture: How Do or Should Parents and Caregivers Choose Treatments for Children with Autism?
6PM Length: 1:00:45

Presenter: Eric Hollander, M.D.

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Date: November 12, 2008

Synopsis: Hollander Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Intravenous and Intranasal Oxytocin Targets Social Cognition and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism: Behavioral and Imaging Findings
4PM Length: 1:08:02

6PM Lecture: New Developments in Autism Spectrum Disorders
6PM Length: 53:31

Presenter: Ann Graybiel, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date: October 8, 2008

Synopsis: Graybiel Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Learning and Memory Mechanisms of the Basal Ganglia
4PM Length: 1:23:40

6PM Lecture: Our Habitual Lives: How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits
6PM Length: 1:40:41

Presenter: Deborah Fein, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Connecticut

Date: June 11, 2008

Synopsis: Fein Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Can Children with Autism "Recover?"
4PM Length: 1:10:43

6PM Lecture: Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders: State of the Science
6PM Length: 1:17:52

Presenter: Christopher J. McDougle, M.D.

Affiliation: Indiana University

Date: May 21, 2008

Synopsis: McDougle Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The Pharmacotherapy of Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
4PM Length: 1:31:22

6PM Lecture: Practical Aspects of Medication Treatment in Autism for Parents and Other Providers
6PM Length:

Presenter: Laura Schreibman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCSD

Date: April 9, 2008

Synopsis: Schreibman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Developing Individualized Treatment Protocols for Children with Autism
4PM Length: 1:11:22

6PM Lecture: The Science and Fiction of Autism
6PM Length: 1:14:04

Presenter: Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina

Date: February 13, 2008

Synopsis: Barkley Abstract »

4PM Lecture: ADHD: Life Course Outcomes and Treatment Implications
4PM Length: 1:21:18

6PM Lecture: Advances in the Understanding and Management of ADHD
6PM Length: 1:20:25

Presenter: Carlos A. Pardo, M.D.

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

Date: January 9, 2007

Synopsis: Pardo Abstract »

4PM/6PM Lecture: Is Neuroimmunity Involved in the Pathogenesis of Autism
4PM/6PM Length: 1:11:13

Presenter: Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of London

Date: December 12, 2007

Synopsis: Karmiloff-Smith Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Understanding Disorders of Mind and Brain in Children: The Necessity of a Developmental Perspective
4PM Length: 58:08

Presenter: Karen F. Berman, M.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: November 14, 2007

Synopsis: Berman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Translating Between Genes, Brain, and Behavior with Neuroimaging: Neural Mechanisms in Schizophrenia and Williams Syndrome
4PM Length: 1:13:39

6PM Lecture: How Genes Work in the Brain: Lessons from Neuroimaging of Schizophrenia and Williams Syndrome
6PM Length: 1:03:24

Presenter: Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: October 10, 2007

Synopsis: Iacoboni Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The Problem of Other Minds: Intersubjectivity and Mirror Neurons
4PM Length: 1:07:24

6PM Lecture: The Mirror Neuron Hypothesis of Autism
6PM Length: 1:02:59

Presenter: Tony Charman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University College London

Date: June 13, 2007

Synopsis: Charman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Looking for Subgroups Amongst Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
4PM Length: 1:08:15

6PM Lecture: The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights and Challenges
6PM Length: 1:16:55

Presenter: Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Date: May 9, 2007

Synopsis: Abbeduto Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Language Problems in Fragile X Syndrome: From Behavioral Phenotypes to Family Contexts

4PM Length: 1:11:47

6PM Lecture:
Understanding the Communication Challenges of Youth with Fragile X Syndrome

6PM Length:


Presenter: Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: April 11, 2007

Synopsis: Bookheimer Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Neural Basis of Social Communication Deficits in Autism: Insights from Functional Imaging
4PM Length: 1:04:27

6PM Lecture: Understanding Emotions in Others: Brain Imaging of Social Communication in Autism
6PM Length: 1:03:04

Presenter: Joseph Piven, M.D.

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date: March 14, 2007

Synopsis: Piven Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Towards Defining the Autism Phenotype
4PM Length: 1:08:57

6PM Lecture: Imaging the Developing Brain: Insights into the Pathogenesis of Autism
6PM Length: 1:06:19


Presenter: Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Colorado State University

Date: February 14, 2007

4PM Lecture: Exploring the Mind of a Visual Thinker: Thinking in Photo-Realistic Pictures
4PM Length: 1:06:52

6PM Lecture: My Experience with Autism
6PM Length: 1:19:12

Presenter: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University

Date: January 10, 2007

Synopsis: Scahill Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Designing Clinical Trials in Autism: Keep it Simple, Keep it Real
4PM Length: 1:09:40

6PM Lecture: Medication Treatment in Autism: What Really Works
6PM Length: 1:21:50

Presenter: Stephen J. Suomi, Ph.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Date: December 13, 2006

Synopsis: Suomi Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Aggression, Serotonin and Gene-Environment Interactions in Rhesus Monkeys and Primates
4PM Length: 1:06:42

6PM Lecture: Up-tight, Laid-back and Jumpy Monkeys
6PM Length: 1:00:40

Presenter: Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D.

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine

Date: November 8, 2006

Synopsis: Beaudet Abstract »

4PM Lecture: A Mixed Epigenetic/Genetic and DeNovo/Inherited (MEGDI) Model for Autism
4PM Length: 58:40

6PM Lecture: If the Incidence of Autism is Increasing, What Could be the Cause?
6PM Length: 56:44

Presenter: David L. Pauls, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: October 11, 2006

Synopsis: Pauls Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The Genetics of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
4PM Length: 1:01:43

6PM Lecture: Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: What is the Relationship?
6PM Length: 1:09:54

Presenter: Charles Nelson, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard University & Boston Children's Hospital

Date: May 10, 2006

Synopsis: Nelson Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The Development and Neural Bases of Face Processing
4PM Length: 59:34

6PM Lecture: The Effects of Early Institutionalization on Brain and Behavioral Development: A Model System for Studying Neural Plasticity
6PM Length: 1:04:52

Presenter: Jan Buitelaar, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Radboud University - Nijmegen

Date: April 12, 2006

Synopsis: Buitelaar Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Population Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Very Early Age: Findings, Prospects and Problems
4PM Length: 1:04:28

6PM Lecture: Population Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Very Early Age: Implications for Clinical Practice and Treatment
6PM Length: 1:01:24

Presenter: Uta Frith, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University College London

Date: February 8, 2006

Synopsis: Frith Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Autism and the Brain's Theory of Mind
4PM Length: 1:18:29

6PM Lecture: How Cognitive Theories Can Help Us Explain Autism
6PM Length: 1:07:34

The Autism Spectrum Disorders: Beyond Behavior - Research and Treatment Implications

Presenter: Margaret Bauman, M.D.

Affiliation: Harvard University & Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: January 11, 2006

Length: 1:40:11

Presenter: Eric Fombonne, M.D.

Affiliation: Montreal Children's Hospital & McGill University

Date: December 14, 2005

Synopsis: Fombonne Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Autism and Immunizations: The Epidemiological Tale
4PM Length: 1:25:36

6PM Lecture: Autism: Have Child Immunizations Created an Epidemic?
6PM Length: 1:40:22

Presenter: T. Conrad Gilliam, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Chicago

Date: November 9, 2005

Synopsis: Gilliam Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Genetic and Genomic Mapping of Autism Loci
4PM Length: 1:10:57

6PM Lecture: Genomics, Pathways, and Disease Genes
6PM Length: 1:01:25

What Goes Wrong in Brain Development in Autism?

Presenter: Eric Courchesne, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

Date: December 8, 2004

Synopsis: Courchesne Abstract »

Length: 1:17:47

Presenter: Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: October 13, 2004

Synopsis: Geschwind Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Finding Autism Genes in Spite of Heterogeneity 1:17:52

6PM Lecture: Autism Genetics: Hope for a New Understanding 1:22:51