Nationally recognized Tourette Syndrome (TS) experts Dr. Jonathan Mink and Judy Peterson will be at The Acadia Hospital on
May 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
to give a free presentation for the general public on the subject of Tourette
Syndrome. They will speak respectively on current research into and treatment of TS, and educational and family issues affecting persons with TS.
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Please call 973-6166 if you have any questions
Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in movement disorders in childhood. Dr. Mink received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Washington University of St. Louis and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the brain mechanisms of movement disorders. Dr. Mink is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester and directs their Child Neurology residency. Dr. Mink serves as the Co-Chair of the Tourette Syndrome Association's Scientific Advisory Board and works closely with many national movement disorder organizations including the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, the NINDS Board of Scientific Counselors, and the Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA. He is also an Associate Editor of Neurology.
Judy Peterson, B.S., is originally from Minnesota and has a son, Kevin, age 37, who has Tourette Syndrome. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication and English-Language Arts. Judy taught high school in Minnesota and owned and operated resume writing/word processing/editing businesses in Montana and Colorado. She also taught at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. Judy became involved with the Tourette Syndrome Association in 1994. She is currently a member of TSA's Education Committee and coordinates the Speakers Bureau for TSA's Arizona chapter. She enjoys sharing her family experiences with TS while educating audiences of parents, teachers/school staff, and children about TS. She was presented with the National Tourette Syndrome "Distinguished Educator Award" in November 2000.