News Release

October 8, 2010

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Schizophrenia and Autism Research in the 21st Century

Free Program October 21: ‘Genes, Stem Cells and Beyond’

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A free program on advances in modern biomedical research that provide a new understanding of schizophrenia and autism will take place at the University of Connecticut Health Center Thursday, October 21.

Dr. Herbert M. Lachman from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York presents “Genes, Stem Cells and Beyond,” a discussion about the genes involved in brain development in people with schizophrenia and autism, and how stem cell research may hold the key to an effective treatment in the future.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Low Learning Center. To register, call 800-535-6232.

It’s the latest in the “New Frontiers in Psychiatry” lecture series, established in 2007 with gift from the Health Center’s first chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. James R. Stabenau, and his wife, Barbara.

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