Pharmacogenetics: Efficacy & Usefulness for Individuals with Mental Illness


NAMI Middlesex Countyin collaboration withIntensive Family Support Servicesof Middlesex County (IFSS)Invites you to attend their ‘Spring Speaker Series’At UBHC 671 Hoes Lane, Rm. C101, Piscataway, 7:00-9:00 pm

May 6, 2019 “Pharmacogenetics: Efficacy & Usefulness for Individuals with Mental Illness” Speaker: Michael Schwartz, President, Health Solutions Network Have you or your loved one with serious mental illness struggled with finding the right psychotropic medications, and been challenged with being prescribed medications, which have led to adverse effects. Pharmacogenetics, the study and evaluation of the inherited differences (genetic variations) that affect drug metabolism and an individual's response to medications, and available testing may be particularly significant for psychiatric disorders. This is an opportunity to find out more information about pharmacogenetics testing and whether this measure would be useful in preventing untoward and dangerous psychotropic drug reactions for you or your loved ones.

DIRECTIONS To Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care 671 Hoes Lane West Piscataway, NJ 08854

New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 9 coming from South) Turn off at Exit 9 (New Brunswick). Follow Route 18 North toward New Brunswick and Piscataway. Cross over the John Lynch Bridge to the River Rd./Highland Park exit (jug handle) and make a right onto River Road (you will be heading away from Highland Park). About 2 miles down on River Road make a right turn at 2nd light, which is Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane West. Continue about ½ mile to Rutgers UBHC campus.*

New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 10 coming from North) Turn off at Exit 10. Follow Interstate 287 North. Come to Piscataway area. Take Bound Brook/Highland Park Exit #9. At Exit #9, turn left on River Road and proceed to fourth light, Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane West, and turn left. Continue about ½ mile to Rutgers UBHC campus.*

Route 18 Take Route 18 North over the John Lynch Bridge to River Rd./Highland Park exit (jughandle). Make a right onto River Road (you will be heading away from Highland Park). About 2 miles down on River Road make a right turn at 2nd light, which is Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane West. Continue about ½ mile to Rutgers UBHC campus.*

*Parking Information* Please park in lot C on the right before Rutgers UBHC main building or lot B on the left, across the street from the Rutgers UBHC main building. *From parking lot B, cross over Hoes Lane West towards flagpole, enter Rutgers UBHC main building to your left (last door) and obtain further directions from receptionist.

Parking permits/decals are not needed after 6pm.

If you have any questions, please call: 732-745-0709 or 732-235-6184During inclement weather, please call our After-Hours Coverage line at (732) 991-3143 or check theRutgers University website for campus operating status at http://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/status main building to your left (last door) and obtain further directions from receptionist. Parking permits/decals are not needed after 6pm. If you have any questions, please call: 732-745-0709 or 732-235-6184

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