We offer a variety of research talks and seminars as well as periodic events for families. Below is a list of upcoming events as well as recordings of recent talks. For more talks, visit our past events section. 

KCART Spring Seminar Series


Thursday, April 25th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us for a talk by Julie Christianson, Ph.D., presenting, “Stress Hurts.” Professor Christianson is vice chair in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her research is focused on understanding the influence of early life stress on the development of comorbid chronic pain and affective disorders later in life. Her ongoing NIH-funded work is focused on using pharmacological or voluntary exercise intervention to abrogate the long-term effects of early life stress exposure.

This talk will be a hybrid presentation. It will be offered in person at Fairway Commons, located on the first floor at 4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS 66205. To view on Zoom, please contact us.

Thursday, May 2nd from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us for a talk featuring Muhammad Raza, Ph.D. The focus of Raza's research program is to investigate the genetic mechanisms involved in the causation of language disorders. The genetic pathways involved in language disorders are not well understood. Understanding these pathways will provide important new insights that will be necessary for improved diagnosis and treatment of these common disorders. The goals of his research program are to elucidate such genetic mechanisms through the study of well-characterized families with Specific Language Impairments (SLI). 

This talk will be a hybrid presentation. It will be offered in Dole 1031 on the Lawrence campus. To view on Zoom, please contact us.


Research Rising Candidates

Meghan Miller, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California Davis School of Medicine Thursday December 14th, 2023 12:00pm “Early transdiagnostic influences on the emergence of autism and ADHD: Lessons learned from infants at elevated familial likelihood”

Evie Malaia Evie Malaia, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Alabama December 11th, 2023 4:00pm “Computational modeling of brain structure and function in clinical populations” 

Carissa Cascio, PhD, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Seminar: Nov 9, 11 am-12 pm: "Sensory development and physiology in autism" 

Meghan Puglia, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Seminar, Nov 6, 3 pm -4 pm: "Towards Earlier Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Dr. Shula Green, November 2, 20223  “Altered Sensory Processing in Neurodevelopmental Conditions: From Neuroscience to Intervention”