TAY Talk

James F. Leckman, M.D. is the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics at Yale. Dr. Leckman is a well-known child psychiatrist and patient-oriented clinical investigator. For more than 20 years, he served as the Director of Research for the Yale Child Study Center.  

His peers have regularly selected him as one of the "Best Doctors in America." Dr. Leckman is the author or co-author of over 430 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals, twelve books, and 140 book chapters. Dr. Leckman has a longstanding interest in Tourette syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His research on these disorders is multifaceted from phenomenology and natural history, to neurobiology to genetics, to risk factor research and treatment studies. One area of active research interest concerns the role of the immune system in the pathobiology of Tourette syndrome and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Lecture: Real-Time FMRI And Other Emerging Treatments In Tourettes Disorder

Javad Alghband Rad is Associate Professor at the Rouzbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).

  • The first President and founding member, Iranian National Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • The first President, Iranian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Founder and First Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Roozbeh Hospital
  • Founder and First Director, I.R. Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (IRICSS)
  • Deputy Secretary, Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty Member, Dalhousie University, Canada

Lecture: A Case Presentation Of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum In Transitional Age Youth


Professor Leckman's Presentation

Dr. Alaghband Rad's Presentation