Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-2223

Renowned Child Psychiatrist and Human Geneticist Discusses Genes and Mental Illness: Feb. 7

February 4, 2013

World Renowned Psychiatrist to Discuss Role Genes Play in Mental Illness

The Department is proud to bring Matthew W. State, MD, PhD, a leading Child Psychiatrist and Human Geneticist from Yale University, for a free public lecture, “Mental Illness: Why Genes Matter.”

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m
UNM HSC Domenici Auditorium
1001 Stanford Ave. NE 
Albuquerque, NM,  87102

Dr. State's lab has been in the forefront of identifying rare genetic mutations contributing to childhood neuropsychiatric disorders including autism. His work on Tourette syndrome and brain malformations has been cited twice as among the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of the year by Science Magazine. This past year, his work on autism was similarly highlighted by the publication Nature Medicine. Dr. State is currently leading a large multi-site genome wide study of Autism Spectrum Disorder funded by the Simons Foundation and is principal investigator on multiple NIH grants focusing on Autism and Tourette syndrome. Among many professional honors, in 2012, he was awarded the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. State is a practicing Child Psychiatrist who has led the pediatric team at a community mental health center in Branford, Connecticut for nearly two decades. 

Matthew State, MD, PhD received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford University, and completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He received his PhD in Genetics from Yale and joined the faculty in 2001. He is currently the Donald J. Cohen Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Genetics and Co-director of the Program on Neurogenetics at Yale University. In March of 2013, he will assume the position of Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Short video clip about Dr. State:

Reservations recommended. 
or call 272-3592.