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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Inaugural Symposium for the Wendy Klag Center

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We hosted the Inaugural Symposium for the Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities on Oct. 15. View the archived video below.



Speakers and when they appear in the video

Start until 9:58 Introductions by Director M. Daniele Fallin and Dean Michael J. Klag.

9:58-48:50 Bob Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks and recipient of the Dean's Medal

49:00-1:20 The Epidemiology of Autism: Genetic and Environmental Interplay

 Lisa Croen Lisa Croen, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Director of Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program


1:21-1:49  No Guts, No Glory: The Gut Microbiome and Autism Risk

Jennifer Mulle Jennifer Mulle, Ph.D.

Rollins Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, and Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, Emory University



1:50-2:20  Building a System of Care for People with Autism

David Mandell David Mandell, Sc.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research; Associate Director, Center for Autism Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia




2:20-2:52  Global Focus on Developmental Disabilities

Maureen Black Maureen Black, Ph.D.

 John A. Scholl MD and Mary Louise Scholl MD Endowed Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine


2:52-3:19  The Emergence of Autism: The First Three Years

Rebecca Landa Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

 Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Kennedy Krieger Institute; Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


3:19-3:42  Student Experience Panel – Moderator Elizabeth A. Stuart, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, Department of Biostatistics; Associate Director, WKC, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Wendy Klag Center Science Advisory Board

Maureen Black (see above)

Marc Bornstein, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Head of Child and Family Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

John N. Constantino, M.D. Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Associate Director, Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Lisa Croen (see above)

Geri Dawson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Pediatrics, Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University Medical Center

Gary Goldstein, M.D. President & CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute. Professor, Neurology, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

David Mandell (see above)