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Join us for “Attention, cognition, and reward processing oh my! Links between neurocognitive skills and patient-centered outcomes across the lifespan of autistic people” a keynote presentation by Dr. Benjamin Yerys, School of Medicine – Psychiatry MizzouForward faculty candidate.  Dr. Yerys will present on his research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.

Dr. Yerys is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is the Director of the PASSAGE program in the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yerys received his PhD from the University of Denver, completed his predoctoral internship at the UCSD/VA healthcare system, and completed his post-doctoral fellowship training on a T-32 fellow at Children’s National Health System/Children’s Research Institute in Washington DC. Dr. Yerys joined the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2011.

Dr. Yerys’ research focuses on the development of attention, cognition, and reward-based learning in autism and how these skills influence mental health and real-world outcomes. His research methods include neuroimaging, neurocognitive, and epidemiological approaches to understand large generalizable trends, as well as qualitative approaches to gain a deep understanding of lived experiences. Dr. Yerys’ research has covered the lifespan, but most of his research focuses on school-age through early adulthood. This focus aligns with his leadership of the Center for Autism Research’s transition to adulthood program (PASSAGE program).

You can access Dr. Yerys’ CV via OneDrive here:

​pdf icon CV.Yerys.09.16.2023.pdf (University log in required to access)

After the keynote, please provide candidate feedback with our brief survey.

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