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Florida State and TMH To Host Brain Research Symposium

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CONTACT: Doug Carlson
(850) 645-1255; doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu

April 4, 2016

FLORIDA STATE AND TMH TO HOST BRAIN RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

On Friday, distinguished researchers focusing on how the brain develops and how developmental disabilities affecting the brain and the mind arise will gather at a Tallahassee symposium to discuss their findings.

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 public is invited. A light lunch will be provided for those who RSVP at http://med.fsu.edu/developingmind by noon Thursday.

The FSU-TMH Symposium on the Developing Mind will take place:

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

11:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M.

TURNBULL CENTER

555 W. PENSACOLA ST.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA