Autism expert to present at Krause lecture on April 4

Dr. Max Wiznitzer, a pediatric neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, will be the speaker for the 2011 Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science, to be presented at 7 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium of Marietta College’s McDonough Center.

He will be speaking on “Autism: Myth and Reality.”

Wiznitzer is also an associate professor of pediatric neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities.

Wiznitzer appears regularly on network news as an expert on autism and was interviewed on Larry King Live on CNN. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School.

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, a 244-bed facility, was founded more than 120 years ago. It has grown into the region’s premier medical facility dedicated to the care of children and their families. As a leading academic medical center, it offers cutting-edge therapies to area children long before they’re available nationwide.

The lecture series, which began in 2002, is supported by gifts from Dr. Richard M. Krause ’47, the son of E.L. and Jennie Mae Krause. Dr. Krause served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 22 years.