The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Catherine Lord, PhD as its featured speaker for the Irene Jakab Memorial Lecture. Dr. Lord is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Education at the UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Formerly, she was the Founding Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, a joint effort of Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University. She is best known for being one of the authors of standard diagnostic instruments including the ADOS and ADI-R. She also has been carrying out a longitudinal study of about 200 children referred for autism at age 2, who are now in the their mid-20's, about which she will talk. She has participated in many multi-site trials of behavioral interventions and is an active clinician working with children and adolescents and their families. Currently, she is working on a brief and hopefully scalable observation of social communication called the BOSCC which may be sufficiently sensitive to change that it can be used as a truly blinded measure of social response to treatment as well as a revision of the ADI-R that is shorter and more useful over time.
The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Location. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium
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