Oct 08, 2011
@2:33 PM

Talk on Tourette Syndrome on Saturday October 8th 4pm in Salt Lake City by Dr. Lyon

Gholson Lyon, MD, PhD will be giving a talk on Tourette Syndrome in Conference Room #4 in the Salt Lake City Downtown Library at 4pm on Saturday, October 8th.  This event is free and open to the public, and is intended not only for individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families, but also for treatment providers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about this condition. There will be a 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A period.

About Tourette Syndrome: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a condition that causes people to make repeated, quick movements or sounds that they cannot control. These movements or sounds are called tics.  The condition is commonly called Tourette syndrome.

About Dr. Gholson Lyon:  Dr. Lyon, Research Scientist at the Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research, completed his adult training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia, where he became interested in the role that dopamine plays in a variety of illnesses, including schizophrenia, ADHD, and Tourette’s syndrome, and how this can be studied using animal models, genetics, and neuroimaging. Other areas of interest include evidence-based psychiatric training and education.

Dr. Lyon completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College, where he studied biochemistry and molecular biology. He received an M.Phil. in genetics from the University of Cambridge, England and a Ph.D. in protein and peptide chemistry at Rockefeller University. He completed his medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gholson also completed his Child and Adolescent Residency at the NYU Child Study Center.

He is currently a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published in the areas of biochemistry, pharmacology, and molecular biology.

Details:

“Tourette Syndrome” Free Public Lecture followed by Q&A

Dr. Gholson Lyon

Saturday, October 8th, 2011 4:00pm-5:00pm

Salt Lake City Public Library

210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2804
(801) 524-8200
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