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“My Health Chat” Takes on Autism, Other Developmental Disabilities

Updated on 3/2/2012 1:19:55 PM.

“My Health Chat” Takes on Autism, Other Developmental Disabilities

Experts from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center discussed and took questions about discovery and innovations in autism and other developmental disabilities during “My Health Chat” on Feb. 14.

Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians on the leading edge of advances in medicine.

Panelists were Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair and Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Professor of Psychology & Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, and neurologist Beth Malow, M.D., Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Dykens is a specialist in genetic syndromes that cause intellectual disabilities. Dr. Malow’s work focuses on the relationship of sleep and sleep disorders on developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome.

The event is available on YouTube: click here.

The chats are archived at for viewing. Past topics have included advances in heart disease, cancer and pediatrics. Future chats will cover the genome and the future of medicine, cancer drug discovery, neuroscience and diabetes.

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