Thursday, September 17, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.,
Online Workshop 

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

ATTENTION: The registration above is for TLC purposes only. If you plan on attending this workshop, make sure to also REGISTER HERE.

Join us for our second session of Virtual STEAD Talks as we take an inside look at how Iowa is addressing autism, from research to clinical care. A panel of University of Iowa Health Care experts will share the genetic basis for autism as well as the clinical advancements and neurobiological insights that reveal the challenges for patients and families affected by this disorder.

The panel for this virtual session includes:

  • Ted Abel, PhD, the Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute
  • Lane Strathearn, MBBS, PhD, the William E. Bell/Gail A. McGuiness Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurodevelopment, UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Dianne McBrien (96F), MD, clinical professor of Pediatrics – Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics 
  • Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD, Ida P. Haller Chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UI Department of Psychiatry
  • Jake Michaelson, PhD, Roy J. Carver Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, UI Department of Psychiatry 

Please note, the panel will not be able to provide health or medical advice during this virtual event. As a valued supporter of the University of Iowa, we invite you to register for this discussion.

While you will see the panelists during this virtual event, participant video will not be shown. If you have a question, please send it through the Q&A function and they will respond as time allows. Your microphone will be muted given the number of expected participants. Closed captioning is available.

The number of attendees is limited, though the discussion will be recorded. If you are unable to participate in the live session and would like to request this recording, please contact Erin Riley, program coordinator for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital at the UI Center for Advancement, at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Riley in advance at 319-467-3880 or