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11:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tiffany Woynaroski, Ph.D., Science Day Chair
Jeff Neul, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Director
12:00 p.m. Keynote Address from Brian Boyd, Ph.D.: Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism have served as stark reminders of longstanding inequities in our society. These pandemics have exacerbated disparities for more vulnerable and marginalized groups, including those occupying the intersection of race and disability. This is also true for the ongoing disparities in autism that we must reckon with and that have contributed to differential access to a timely diagnosis, experiences with services, and ultimately worse outcomes for children and families who are racially and linguistically diverse. This presentation will address how structural racism and implicit bias have likely contributed to these disparities as well as pose potential solutions and next steps for the field to address these vexing issues.

1:00 p.m. Data Blitz presentations with Q/A:

Mary Chalkey: Non-canonical functions of TSC2 protein in Mitotic Division
Qian Yang: Activity-dependent clustering of L-type calcium channel complexes with Shank3 and CaMKII
HyeonSeung (Hanson) Lee: Abnormal Bodily Self Experiences in Schizophrenia; a comparative study of South Korea and USA
Saramati Narasimhan: Differences Between Left and Right Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Using Resting-State Network fMRI and SEEG Connectivity
Gabrielle Reimann: Atypical Functional Network Topology Emerges During Rest and Task Performance in Children with ADHD Symptoms
Hernan Gonzalez: Relationships of Neurocognition & Abnormal Functional MRI Connectivity Between Subcortical Arousal Structures & Intrinsic Connectivity Networks in Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

2:00 p.m. Presentation Breakout Rooms
• Session 1: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
• Session 2: 2:30-3:00 p.m.
• Session 3: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
• Session 4: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Notification of Award Winners and Closing Remarks