Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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

Phone: 505-272-2223

Grand Rounds: Renowned Human Geneticist to Speak About Autism Spectrum Disorder

February 6, 2013

Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D., Donald J. Cohen Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Genetics and of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, , presents, “The Surprising Role of New Mutation in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Dr. State is also Co-Director of the Yale Program on Neurogenetics and Deputy Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry.
In March, Dr. State will become Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.
Friday, February 7, 2013
Domenici Center East Building, Auditorium Room 1220
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to:
1.  Become familiar with the recent history of efforts to identify a genetic contribution to autism spectrum disorders
2.  Understand the relevance of various types of changes in the genetic code, including new versus transmitted variation
3.  Be introduced to recent progress that has been made identifying specific regions of the genome and specific genes contributing to ASD as well as the biological implications of these findings.

All psychiatrists, other physicians, fellows, psychiatric residents, medical students and
behavioral health providers are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

For a list of Grand Rounds through February 2013, click here