Media Advisory: Lineagen and Utah Film Center Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with Visit from World-Renowned Author, Inventor and Scholar Temple Grandin



  Tour of Lineagen, a Utah-based company dedicated to significantly improving the lives of every individual and family impacted by autism spectrum disorder or other conditions of childhood development. Lineagen does this by accelerating and enhancing access to the most advanced genetic diagnostic services, in order to transform care and enable the best possible outcomes. Learn about Utah's globally unique ongoing legacy in the evolving understanding of human genetics -- and how one leading Utah genetics company, Lineagen, helps physicians personalize treatment options for individuals with developmental delay and autism spectrum disorder with its genetic testing and counseling services. Lineagen is dedicated to making genetic testing accessible to everyone, from patient to provider. The company combines the world's most advanced testing technology with dedicated service and support, helping every step of the way, from deciphering test results to navigating the insurance process.
Prominent leaders in attendance at the event will include:



Temple Grandin, Ph.D., world-renowned author, inventor and distinguished professor, Temple is the subject of the acclaimed HBO feature film Temple Grandin. Her many influential books include Thinking in Pictures (featured on NPR), Emergence Labeled Autism and The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum. She is the recipient of the Utah Film Center’s first Peek Award, honoring artist and media makers who are positively impacting our society’s perception of people with disabilities.


Geralyn Dreyfous, founder and chair of the Utah Film Center, and producer of the Academy Award-winning film Born Into Brothels and the Emmy-nominated The Day My God Died.


Katia Moritz, respected board-certified psychologist in Utah, Florida and New York, clinical director of the Neurobehavioral Institute, and creator/co-director of the upcoming film Undiagnosed: Medical Refugees.


Michael Paul, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Lineagen. Michael, who has been Lineagen's CEO since the company's inception, has been frequently recognized for his entrepreneurial leadership, and has been appointed to several Utah statewide strategic technology steering committees.


Bob Wassman, M.D., chief medical officer of Lineagen. Bob is a Board-certified Pediatric Medical Geneticist with a diverse set of experience in the genetic testing business, from pediatrics to cancer and securing insurance benefits for testing.


Rena Vanzo, M.S., vice president of clinical services for Lineagen. Rena is a Board certified and licensed genetic counselor with years of experience counseling patients and their families, and advising specialty and general physicians.



Wednesday, March 30, 4-5:30 p.m.


Lineagen Headquarters, 2677 Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Members of the media are invited to this event. To RSVP or request one or more interviews, please contact Kimball Thomson, Lineagen Media Relations. Email: Phone: 801.888.7947.


Lineagen Media Relations
Kimball Thomson, 801-888-7947

Release Summary

Lineagen and the Utah Film Center celebrate Autism Awareness Month with globally renowned author, inventor and scholar Temple Grandin on March 30 at Lineagen in Salt Lake City. Media invited.