STAR Spotlight Series: Who is on the ASD Spectrum?

Please join us for our next community talk featuring STAR's Psychiatrist, Bennett L. Leventhal, MD.

When: Monday January 28, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Where: 401 Parnassus Avenue (Langley Porter Auditorium, LP-190)

Speaker: Bennett L. Leventhal, MD.

Talk Title: Who is on the ASD Spectrum and who is not? 

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Speaker Bio: Bennett Leventhal, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the STAR Center for Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of California San Francisco as well as the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Emeritus, at the University of Chicago and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yonsei University in South Korea.  He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association.  His honors and awards include the George Tarjan, Outstanding Mentor, and Catcher in the Rye Awards form the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Edithe J. Levitt Award for Distinguished Service from the National Board of Medical Examiners.  Dr. Leventhal is a leader in national and international efforts to promote research and improved care for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.  His research focuses on disruptions in brain development that interfere with social functioning, including the molecular genetics of autism and the prenatal origins of disruptive behavior disorders with current research programs in integrated pediatric mental health services, pediatric psychopharmacology, bullying, epidemiology, etiology  and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Monday, January 28 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

LP-190 Auditorium
401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143

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Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Patients





Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
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