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Distinguished Lecture Series

Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center is proud to provide our Distinguished Lecture Series, a free research education program for health care professionals. World-renowned researcher scientists present on various topics affecting health care today.

Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Laura Simons: "Innovative Approaches for the Treatment of Chronic Pain in Children" to be held February 29, 2024.

Previous Lectures

Dr. Alan Mendelsohn: “Promoting Equity in Early Child Development through Pediatric Primary Care and Partnerships with the Community” Held October 3, 2023.

Dr. Karishma Datye: "Beyond the Blood Sugar: Caring for the Pediatric Patient with Type 1 Diabetes" Held June 14, 2023.

Dr. Andrea Morrison: “A Journey to Become an Equitable Health Literate Health Care Organization by Focusing on Quality and Safety” Held April 20, 2023.

Keri Rosch, Ph.D.:Cognition & Motivation In ADHD: Understanding Treatment Mechanisms and Sex Differences” Held December 8, 2022.

Nancy Cheak-Zamora, Ph.D.:To Independence and Beyond- Facilitating the Transition to Adulthood for Autistic Youth” Held September 22, 2022.

Patricia L. Scheets, PT, MHS, DPT, NCS: “Making a Movement Diagnosis: Can It Add Value to Our Care?” Held April 28, 2022.

Dr. Rhonda C. Boyd: “Child and Adolescent Mental Health Before and In the Time of COVID-19.” Held December 2, 2021.

Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown: “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children: From Evidence-Based Guidelines to Emerging Research” Held July 22, 2021.

Dr. Michael Kruer: “Genomic Discoveries Prompt New Questions and New Opportunities in Cerebral Palsy Held March 29, 2021.

Dr. Bob Atkins: “Closing the Health Equity Gap in Three Acts” Held November 17, 2020

Dr. Eve-Lynn Nelson: “Telehealth Pedal to the Metal: Advancing Pediatric Best Practices During COVID and Beyond” Held August 20, 2020

Dr. Pam Feliciano: "How to SPARK Answers for Autism: Engaging the National ASD Community in Research" Held December 12, 2019

Dr. Alice Chu: " Destination MACS 4 and 5! Optimizing assessment tools and treatment goals for children with cerebral palsy and severe upper extremity dysfunction " Held October 1, 2019

Dr. Diane Damiano: "What’s New in the World of Pediatric Neurorehabilitation?" Held February 26, 2019

Dr. Alex Fiks: "What Health Information Technology Can (and Can't) Do For Pediatric Care." Held October 25, 2018

Dr. Roy Wade: "Childhood Stress and Urban Poverty: The impact of adverse childhood experiences on health." Held September 25, 2018

Dr. Connie Kasari: "Engaging Autism: Interventions for improving social communication in ASD." Held April 4, 2018

Dr. Ami Klin: “Developmental Social Neuroscience Meets Public Health Challenge: A new system of health care delivery for infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorder.” Held November 16, 2017

Dr. Victoria Miller: “Involving Children and Adolescents with a Chronic Illness in Decision Making.” Held October 17, 2017

Dr. Gerard A. Gioia: "Community-Based Concussion Care for Children: A Macro Perspective." Held March 29, 2017

Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo: "Advances in Virtual Reality and New Technologies for Childhood Health Conditions." Held January 17, 2017

Dr. Wise Young: "Update on Trials of Umbilical Cord Blood and Lithium Treatments of Spinal Cord Injury." Held November 1, 2016

Dr. Craig Newschaffer: "Environmental Exposure and Autism Risk: Narrowing Knowledge Gaps." Held April 28, 2016

Dr. David D. Sherry: “Amplified Pain - when it hurts too much, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.” Held January 15, 2016

Dr. David S. Mandell: "Policy is not enough: what we need to do to make autism interventions work in the community." Held December 11, 2015

Dr. James C. (Cole) Galloway:“Go Baby Global: Technology for everywhere you play and walk.” Held October 30, 2015

Dr. Keith Yeates: "Social Outcomes in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury." Held April 22, 2015

Dr. Flora Vaccarino: “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Macrocephaly: Defining abnormalities using iPSC models.” Held March 9, 2015

Dr. Erin Bigler: “Networks, Connectivity and Neuropsychology: The Latest in Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).” Held October 2, 2014

Dr. Joseph Buxbaum: “Gene Discovery in Autism and the Impact on Improved Patient Care.” Held June 26, 2014

Dr. Cathy Lord: “Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Held April 24, 2014

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