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Fragile X and Autism
October 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Dr. Hagerman is medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute and director of the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders and is an internationally respected leader in fragile X research including fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that is the leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism. Dr. Hagerman, her husband, Dr. Paul Hagerman, and their research team are the discoverers of Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS), a late-onset neurodegenerative disorder. Randi Hagerman conducts clinical research on individuals with fragile X-associated disorders, including children and adults with fragile X syndrome, adult males with FXTAS, and women with fragile-X related conditions, such as fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI). Dr. Hagerman also conducts research that bridges the association between autism and fragile X syndrome. Her main area of research is on targeted treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders, including fragile X syndrome, autism, premutation disorders and Angelman syndrome. Dr. Hagerman has written more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on neurodevelopmental disorders, and has written several books on fragile X. They include a 3rd Edition of Fragile X Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research which was published in 2002 by Johns Hopkins University Press, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment, published by Oxford University Press in 1999. She serves on the editorial boards of the publications Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Molecular Autism, and has worked to establish fragile X clinical programs and research programs throughout the world. The National Fragile X Association in 2004 honored Randi and Paul Hagerman for their work on FXTAS, by establishing the Hagerman Award. It honored Randi Hagerman in 2008 with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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