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Florida State and TMH to Host Brain Research Symposium

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On Friday, Florida State University and the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation will present the FSU-TMH Symposium on the Developing Mind.

The symposium will feature distinguished researchers focusing on how the brain develops and how developmental disabilities affecting the brain and the mind occur. They will discuss their findings at the symposium.

Keynote speaker Jill Escher, known as an “autism research philanthropist,” focuses on epigenetics and germline errors in the etiology of autism. She is president of the Autism Society of the San Francisco Bay Area, a housing provider to adults with developmental disabilities.

Also speaking will be Amy Wetherby, director of the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and Pradeep Bhide, director of the Center for Brain Repair at Florida State.

The FSU-TMH Symposium on the Developing Mind, which is free and open to the public, will take place:

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

AUGUSTUS B. TURNBULL III FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE CENTER

555 W. PENSACOLA ST.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

A light lunch will be provided for those who RSVP at http://med.fsu.edu/developingmind by noon Thursday. Free parking will be available.

CONTACT:
Doug Carlson
FSU College of Medicine
(850) 645-1255
doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu

 

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