National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC): Special Lecture for Autism Awareness Month – Frankie and Me - April 6, 2015
|Date:||Monday, April 6, 2015|
|Time:||2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern|
Building 10 (Clinical Center)
NIH Main Campus
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
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The Lipsett Amphitheater is located on the first floor of Building 10.
|Speaker:||Kevin Pelphrey, Father of a child on the autism spectrum; Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Director of the Yale Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine|
|About the Lecture:||In addition to sharing his personal stories, Dr. Pelphrey will detail some of the most exciting developments in ASD research that inform what we can do today for people with ASD. Through the use of genetics and cognitive neuroscience, specifically with neuroimaging, Dr. Pelphrey will explain the new frontiers of ASD treatment. He will discuss how we can use neuroimaging and genetics to derive “biotypes” of ASD, and then use these biotypes to inform individualized approaches to the development of treatments through experimental therapeutics. His experiences as a father coupled with his academic expertise as a researcher have led Dr. Pelphrey to launch an Autism Center of Excellence that focuses on girls with ASD. Dr. Pelphrey acknowledges that we have a long way to go, but in his talk, will demonstrate that the future is very bright as he relays this research as well as his hopes and fears for his daughter Frances.|
|About the Speaker:||
Award winning Neuroscientist and father Kevin Pelphrey, PhD. has made it his life’s work to uncover the brain mechanisms underlying the different aspects of social cognition. He shifted his research to focus specifically on autism after his daughter was diagnosed on the spectrum at age four. Dr. Pelphrey employs cognitive neuroscience methods such as fMRI, imaging genetics and virtual reality techniques to better understand typical and atypical developments of social cognition in children with and without autism. In his role as principal investigator of an Autism Center for Excellence Network, Dr. Pelphrey works to identify the unique genetic and neural mechanisms that give rise to ASD in girls and young women. Dr. Pelphrey holds a PhD. in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology at Yale School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Yale Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience. Dr. Pelphrey has received numerous awards including a Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association's Boyd McCandless Award for distinguished early-career theoretical contributions to developmental psychology. As an innovator in the field of autism research, Dr. Pelphrey is motivated by his personal family experiences and deep interest in the social brain to change the way we look at autism and develop novel treatments informed by both cognitive neuroscience and genetics.
More information about the speaker can found on his website.
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Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should email IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov, or phone 301-443-6040.
|Registration:||No prior registration is required.|
Metro accessible: Medical Center Metro Station (Red Line)
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