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Distinguished Lecturer Series Videos 2004-2011 »

Translational therapeutics in ASD

Presenter: Evdokia Anagnostou, M.D.

Affiliation: Bloorview Research Institute

Date: June 8, 2016

Length: 01:10:14

Synopsis: Anagnostou Abstract »


A 3-hit theory of autism, focusing on prenatal stress and sex differences

Presenter: Donald Pfaff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: The Rockefeller University

Date: April 13, 2016

Length: 58:16

Synopsis: Pfaff Abstract »


Development of human amygdala-prefrontal cortex circuitry and the role of the caregiver

Presenter: Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: March 9, 2016

Length: 48:01

Synopsis: Tottenham Abstract »


The functional anatomy of language: Four things you need to know

Presenter:  Greg Hickok, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Irvine

Date: December 9, 2015

Length: 1:08:18

Synopsis: Hickok Abstract »


Translating findings ‘from bench to bedside’ rapidly – can it be done?

Presenter:  Declan Murphy, M.D., FRCPsych

Affiliation: King’s College London

Date: November 4, 2015

Length: 59:22

Synopsis: Murphy Abstract »


The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors

Presenter:  Lisa A. Croen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Date: October 14, 2015

Length: 1:11:45

Synopsis: Croen Abstract »

Brain and Behavioral Effects of Early Exposures to Neurotoxicants

Presenter: Virginia A. Rauh, Sc.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: May 20, 2015

Synopsis: Rauh Abstract »

Length: 1:07:38


Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience

Presenter: Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago

Date: April 8, 2015

Synopsis: Pavuluri Abstract »

Length: 1:06:25


Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Reading Disability

Presenter: Guinevere F. Eden, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Georgetown University Medical Center

Date: March 11, 2015

Synopsis: Eden Abstract »

Length: 1:18:48


Pathways for Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: February 11, 2015

Synopsis: Veenstra-VanderWeele Abstract »

Length: 1:15:59


The Neurexin Enigma: Towards understanding synapse formation and neuropsychiatric disorders

Presenter: Thomas C. Sudhof, M.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: January 14, 2015

Synopsis: Sudhof Abstract »

Length: 1:22:49


How the Diagnosis of Autism Helps Us Learn More About Autism

Presenter: Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

Date: December 10, 2014

Synopsis: Akshoomoff Abstract »

Length: 1:03:15


The Molecular Basis of Cognitive Deficits in Down Syndrome: What we know and what we need to know

Presenter: Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Colorado, Denver

Date: October 8, 2014

Synopsis: Gardiner Abstract »

Length: 1:22:07

Mechanisms and Adult Treatments for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Presenter: Alcino J. Silva, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: June 11, 2014

Synopsis: Silva Abstract »

Length: 1:20:09


From Genes to Biology in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco

Date: May 21, 2014

Synopsis: State Abstract »

Length: 1:09:59


Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Emerging Global Public Health Priority

Presenter: Maureen S. Durkin, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin

Date: April 12, 2014

Synopsis: Durkin Abstract »

Length: 1:06:12


Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism

Presenter: Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D.

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute &
Johns Hopkins University

Date: March 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mostofsky Abstract »

Length: 58:51


Title: Storming the Ivory Tower: Using Community Partnerships, Policy Levers, and Other Sneaky Tricks to Improve Outcomes for People with Autism

Presenter: David S. Mandell, Sc.D.

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Perlman School of Medicine

Date: February 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mandell Abstract »

Length: 1:16:37


Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What language do they speak, and do they understand each other?

Presenter: Alessio Fasano, M.D.

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: January 8, 2014

Synopsis: Fasano Abstract »

Length: 1:23:44


Motivated for Change: Rethinking Models of Social Brain Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: James C. McPartland, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University, Yale Child Study Center

Date: November 13, 2013

Synopsis: McPartland Abstract »

Length: 1:13:12


Linking Genes, Brain and Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: October 9, 2013

Synopsis: Bookheimer Abstract »

Length: 1:09:11

Detection of Clinically Relevant Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Stephen W. Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Date: June 12, 2013

Synopsis: Scherer Abstract »

Length: 1:22:40


Autism Outcomes and Risk Factors: What Can We Learn from Health Care Claims?

Presenter: Craig J. Newschaffer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Date: May 8, 2013

Synopsis: Newschaffer Abstract »


Development of the Brain’s Functional Networks

Presenter: Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine

Date: April 10, 2013

Synopsis: Schlaggar Abstract »

Length: 59:21


Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder: From 2 to 22

Presenter: Catherine E. Lord, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Weill Cornell Medical College

Date: February 13, 2013

Synopsis: Lord Abstract »

Length: 1:07:46


From Early Detection to Early Intervention: Bridging the Gap in Autism Services

Presenter: Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington

Date: January 9, 2013

Synopsis: Stone Abstract »

Length: 58:00


On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Boston University School of Medicine

Date: December 12, 2012

Synopsis: Tager-Flusberg Abstract »

Length: 1:01:50


Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S., Korea, and South Africa

Presenter: R. Richard Grinker, Ph.D.

Affiliation: The George Washington University

Date: November 14, 2012

Synopsis: Grinker Abstract »

Length: 1:18:31


From Mice to Mind, Translational Studies in Down Syndrome

Presenter: Roger H. Reeves, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Date: October 10, 2012

Synopsis: Reeves Abstract »

Length: 58:18

Autism Subtypes: Impact on Research and Clinical Care

Presenter: Judith H. Miles, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Missouri

Date: June 13, 2012

Synopsis: Miles Abstract »

Length: 1:24:11


Aging-induced cognitive vulnerability to infection and injury: Role of microglia.

Presenter: Steven F. Maier, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Colorado

Date: May 9, 2012

Synopsis: Maier Abstract »

Length: 1:07:32


The Restless Brain: Spontaneous brain fluctuations and increased variability in ADHD

Presenter: F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.

Affiliation: New York University Medical Center

Date: April 11, 2012

Synopsis: Castellanos Abstract »

Length: 1:18:35


ADHD: Phenotype and Etiology

Presenter: Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University

Date: March 14, 2012

Synopsis: Nigg Abstract »

Length: 1:23:08


Using Stem Cells to Study Autism

Presenter: Ricardo Dolmetsch, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: February 8, 2012

Synopsis: Dolmetsch Abstract »

Length: 1:12:16


Developmental Delay and Copy Number Variation

Presenter: Evan Eichler, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington

Date: January 11, 2012

Synopsis: Eichler Abstract »

Length: 1:14:13


Releasing the Brake on Synaptic Plasticity: Immune genes moonlighting in neurons

Presenter: Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: December 14, 2011

Synopsis: Schatz Abstract »

Length: 1:02:50


ADHD: An Attention and Motivation Deficit Disorder

Presenter: Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

Affiliation: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Date: November 9, 2011

Bio: Volkow Bio »

Length: 1:21:17


Engaging Autism: Developmental Implications for Early Intervention

Presenter: Connie Kasari, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: October 12, 2011

Synopsis: Kasari Abstract »

Length: 1:02:23