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Lehigh University presents

Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Autism Speaks

All events are free and open to the public.
Tickets are required for seminar and lecture (see below).

Wednesday, March 18th

4:10 p.m. - Neville Hall, Room #1
Early intervention, brain plasticity, and the prevention of autism

Free parking for this lecture will be available in the parking lot behind Whitaker Labs (W. Packer Ave. and Webster St.)

Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.

Public Lecture
Thursday, March 19th

7:00 p.m. - Packard Lab, Room #101
New directions in research on the causes, detection, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders

Free parking for this lecture will be available in the parking lot at Brodhead Ave. and W. Packer Ave. (across the street from the new middle school construction).

Other opportunities
Thursday, March 19th, Neville Hall, Room #1

Parking for these opportunities is available in the Zoellner Arts Center parking garage (W. Packer Avenue). A parking fee will be charged.

Geraldine Dawson, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, is also Research Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Dr. Dawson was Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the Univ. of Washington and Founding Director of the Univ. of Washington Autism Center, which has been designated a National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence since 1996. Dawson’s research spans genetics, neuroimaging, diagnosis, and treatment.

Dawson is widely published and has co-edited or authored a number of books about autism spectrum disorder and brain development, including Autism Spectrum Disorders; Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain; and A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. A strong advocate for families, she has testified before the U.S. Senate on behalf of individuals with autism and played a key role on the Washington State Autism Task Force.

To reserve your free tickets:

  • E-mail us @lehigh.edu with number of tickets requested - or -
  • call 610-758-5602
  • Tickets may be picked up at the Department of Biological Sciences Office (Iacocca Hall) or at the door, no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the lecture.
  • Tickets must be picked up in person.
Dr. Dawson’s visit is sponsored by a grant from the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute for Undergraduate Bioscience Education
with support from the College of Education


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