NEW Keynote Spotlight: Joseph Piven, MD


Joseph Piven, MD - A photograph of Dr. Piven with Chicago in the background.

Joseph Piven, MD will be the Opening Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, presenting What Can Studies of Early Brain Development in Autism Tell Us About Intervention and Detection in Infancy?


Joseph Piven, MD received his MD degree from the University of Maryland in 1981 and completed training in general and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He continued in research training in the genetics of neurobehavioral disorders, during a postdoctoral John Merck Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He was on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa from 1990 through 1999. Dr. Piven is currently Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, a comprehensive institute for services, research and training in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Piven is an active clinician. He is director of one of 15 NICHD-funded Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers. He directs an NIH-funded postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders at UNC, has been the Principal Investigator for 15 years of an NIH-funded Autism Center of Excellence Network study of brain development in infants who develop autism -- The Infant Brain Imaging Study or IBIS. He directs the North Carolina University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. He is founding Editor of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His research is focused on the pathogenesis of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.


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