News and Events : 2011 : January

From left, Ren-Hua Chung, Ph.D.; John P. Hussman, Ph.D.; Anthony J. Griswold, Ph.D.; and Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.

Economist Revolutionizes Mapping of Genetic Pathway for Autism

A son of physicians and an economist by trade, John P. Hussman, Ph.D., may seem like an unlikely lead author on a paper identifying a new genetic pathway in autism research. But Hussman, father to a 16-year-old boy with autism, applied the same statistical tools he uses to map out complex economic relationships to produce new research findings.

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From left, Deborah Barbouth, M.D., receives

Dr. Deborah Barbouth Receives “See the Light” Award

Deborah Barbouth, M.D., assistant professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and director of the University of Miami’s Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, was presented with the annual “See the Light” award from the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation on January 9.

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