August 1, 2005

Lecture at UCLA

I am going to this lecture, anyone wanna come with me???

Cure Autism Now Lecture Series

Cure Autism Now would like to share our progress in the fight to understand autism, and to find effective treatments and a cure. On behalf of Cure Autism Now and the Los Angeles families that have already joined forces, we would like to invite you to:

• Hear about Cure Autism Now’s Science Program from Sophia A. Colamarino, Ph.D., the Science Director for the Cure Autism Now Foundation in her presentation on “Researching the Basic Biology of Autism”
• Learn more about Cure Autism Now programs, initiatives, and Los Angeles chapter-related activities
• Find out how you can be involved with WALK NOW Los Angeles, which will take place in April 2006

Please join us to hear more about Cure Autism Now and the exciting opportunities for you to be involved. Help make a difference in the lives of all people affected by autism.

Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
Time: 7PM-9PM
Where: The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (“NPI”) on the UCLA Campus, 720 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-8353
Parking: From Wilshire Blvd. go north on Westwood Blvd. Please park in Parking Lot #9 (on the right just after Charles E. Young Drive South) and mention Cure Autism Now to the parking attendant. Parking costs $8. From the parking lot, proceed to the Auditorium at 720 Westwood Plaza.
RSVP: Lisa Hill at or (888) 8-AUTISM x38
Please reference the “Los Angeles Meeting”. There are less than 250 seats available for this event, so please RSVP to reserve yours! If you would like to help with set up at 6:30 PM, please inform Lisa when you RSVP.

About Sophia A. Colamarino, Ph.D.
Sophia A. Colamarino, Ph.D. is the new Science Director for the Cure Autism Now Foundation. Dr. Colamarino comes to Cure Autism Now with exceptional research credentials and an intense and abiding interest in both biology and psychology. She completed two bachelor degrees at Stanford University and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, where she specialized in understanding how the brain develops. She is responsible for guiding Cure Autism Now’s science program in association with Cure Autism Now’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Review Council as well as liaising with the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) Steering Committee. Her vision for Cure Autism Now is to see the organization take a leadership role in advancing what is known about the biology of autism by ultimately defining its cause on a cellular and molecular level so that targeted treatments can be designed.

About Cure Autism Now
Cure Autism Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and funding autism research and accelerating the pace of scientific progress toward effective treatments and a cure. Cure Autism Now is one of the largest private funders of biomedical research in autism, providing more than $24 million for research grants, outreach and scientific resources since its inception in 1995.

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