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Clinical Genetic Assessment of the Etiology of Autism - Gerald Schaefer MD
Clinical Genetic Assessment of the Etiology of Autism  
2009 SERGG Annual Conference
Novant Health Winston Salem
Novant Health Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic
Winston Salem, NC  
August 8th, 2009

About the Presentation
On August 8, 2009, Dr. G. Bradley Schaefer of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences presented “Clinical Genetic Assessment of the Etiology of Autism” at the Southeastern Regional Genetics Group, Inc. (SERGG) 27th Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Schaefer received his BS and MD degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He also did a pediatric residency and a fellowship in Genetics, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the OU Health Sciences Center. Dr. Schaefer is currently the Founding Director of the Division of Medical Genetics and the Chief of the Section of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has achieved board certification in Pediatrics, Human Genetics, and Pediatric Endocrinology. He is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has authored over 250 scientific articles, book chapters, and invited reviews. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Neurology, and sits on the National Advisory Board for the Sotos Syndrome Support Association.

His clinical practice focuses on the genetics of neurologic conditions, neurosensory abnormalities, and craniofacial malformations. His research is in human clinical genetics with emphasis in neurogenetics and neurodevelopmental disabilities. This research utilizes computerized image analysis to quantify developmental changes in the brain, the face, and the inner ear.

Selected Publications by the Presenter
Waggoner, D.J.;  Raca, G.;  Welch, K.; Dempsey, M.; Anderes, E.; Ostrovnaya, I.; Alkhateeb, A.; Matsumoto, N.; Schaefer, G.B.; Lese Martin, C. and  Das, S.: NSD1 Analysis for Sotos Syndrome - Insights and Perspectives from the Clinical Laboratory. Genet. Med. 7(8) : 524 - 533, 2005.

Needelman, H.; Schroeder, B.; Sweney, M.; Schmidt, J.; Bodensteiner, J.B. and Schaefer, G.B.: Ontogeny and Physiology of the Cavum Septum Pellucidum in Premature Infants. J. Child Neurol. 21:298-300, 2006.

Schaefer, G.B. and Mendelsohn, N.J.: Genetics Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Genetics in Medicine.10(1):4-12, 2008.

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