Public Talk to Discuss Why Some People Stutter and How the Disorder Can Be Treated

Gerald Maguire, an expert on stuttering, will give the talk at UC Riverside on March 14

The lecture is free and opening to the public. For parking information, please see the news release.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Stuttering is an interruption in the flow of speech. Affecting about 1 percent of Americans, it begins most often in childhood. What causes this complex communicative disorder is not yet fully understood.

Gerald Maguire, MD, a leading authority on stuttering, will give a free public talk at the University of California, Riverside at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, titled, “Stuttering: Neurophysiology and Medical Treatment.”

The hour-long talk will take place in Room 355, the Highlander Union Building. No registration is needed to attend the talk. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

“Stuttering can lead to significant impact on one’s social, occupational and academic function,” said Maguire, the chair of psychiatry and neuroscience in the UCR School of Medicine. “Research is revealing that stuttering has a biological basis. The UCR School of Medicine is leading the effort in developing new treatments to assist those who suffer from this disorder.”

Maguire received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed a residency in psychiatry at UC Irvine Medical Center, Calif. He joined the UCR School of Medicine in 2014.

His research interests include the medical treatments of stuttering and the pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and Alzheimer’s dementia.

Dr. Gerald A. Maguire

He has been named as one of the Best Doctors in America each of the past nine years and is well-published in numerous psychiatric journals. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and serves as the chair of the board of the National Stuttering Association. He leads the UCR Kirkup Stuttering Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering.

Maguire’s talk is part of a new series of monthly seminars being offered by the Office of Research Integrity within the Office of Research and Economic Development at UCR.

Parking information can be found here.  Short-term parking is available in some parking lots; more information can be obtained from the attendant at this kiosk.

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