Innovative Research Education Program For Healthcare Professionals

May 07, 2014

Children’s Specialized Hospital announces the second lecture in the new distinguished lecture series; Dr. Joseph D. Buxbaum will discuss “Gene Discovery in Autism and the Impact on Improved Patient Care” on June 26, at noon at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset Street in New Brunswick.
Children’s Specialized Hospital welcomes all physicians, researchers, therapists, and other healthcare professionals are invited to attend a free lecture. This new research education program is free for health care professionals and gives participants the opportunity to meet world-renowned doctors and research specialists on various topics and studies affecting the health care industry today.
Dr. Buxbaum is the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Genetic and Genomic Sciences, the Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuropsychiatry, and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Buxbaum is also the Director of the Seaver Autism Center, and his research focuses on molecular genetics and neurobiology to identify and ultimately characterize genes that contribute to autism susceptibility. He has written over 200 publications and is the co-editor-in-chief of the journal Molecular Autism. Dr. Buxbaum is also the co-founder and leader of the Autism Sequencing Consortium, an international group of researchers who share autism samples, genetic data, and analyses in order to accelerate the understanding of the causes and treatments of autism spectrum disorders.
Children’s Specialized Hospital understands the important role education and research plays in health care to facilitate ground-breaking discoveries that will change the lives of people and families for years to come. Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center has created an innovative, unique, and exciting opportunity for all health care professionals to learn more about featured topics and research projects.
”The Distinguished Lecture Series was created to bring together basic, translational, and clinical research to advance pediatric rehabilitation,” said Michael Dribbon, PhD, VP of Business and Program Development  at Children’s Specialized Hospital. “We are honored and excited to welcome these highly respected researchers to our hospital and offer this resource to our network of medical professionals and researchers.”
RSVP is requested by June 20 to Heather Ferreri at or (732) 258-7174.  For additional information, visit:

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals. 

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