Professor Martínez-Cerdeño gives a lecture
Professor Martínez-Cerdeño gives a lecture at the 2019 ADVANCE Award Symposium. Photo by José Luis Villegas

Lectures in Spanish to educate physicians and researchers about neurodevelopmental disabilities

The UC Davis Health Newsroom recently published an article featuring CAMPOS Faculty Scholar, Professor Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño's mission to create Spanish-language lectures to educate physicians and researchers about neurodevelopment disabilities.  

“There is limited knowledge about autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in Latin American countries,” said Martínez-Cerdeño, a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. “I decided that I want to improve the lives of these children, by providing doctors and professionals with information about the current state of neurodevelopmental research,” she said. 

Martínez-Cerdeño, a native of Spain, is creating a new virtual Spanish-language lecture series called “Seminars of Excellence in Neurodevelopment Research,” aimed at educating physicians, and researchers. Topics will include how to recognize, diagnose and treat neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome and 22q 11.2 deletion syndrome. 

Please read the full article at the UCD Health Newsroom.