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2023 On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium

Thursday, October 12, 2023 · 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Online Event

About This Event

The 2023 On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, October 12, beginning at 5:00 pm ET. The symposium will celebrate the work of Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD, the winner of our Sarah Gund Prize for Research and Mentorship in Child Mental Health.

Dr. Rotheram is a professor in the department of Child Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and Director of the Global Center for Children and Families at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. A leader in the recent push to use disruptive technologies to overcome healthcare disparities, she will present her work on her groundbreaking programs to prevent a range of negative health outcomes for structurally marginalized children and families. She will be joined by two of her proteges who will also present their work: Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot, chief for the Division of Prevention Science at UCSF School of Medicine, and Dr. Chadwick Campbell, assistant professor at UCSD. Following these presentations, there will be a roundtable discussion of technology’s ability to break down barriers to mental health care delivery in low- and middle-income communities.

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Event Agenda

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Disruptive Interventions: The Futility of our Models of Designing & Diffusing Evidence-based Interventions

  • Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD

Making a Difference for the Individual Requires Changing the Environment

  • Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD

Childhood Trauma Experiences and Their Health Impacts Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV: Implications for Policy and Intervention Development

  • Chadwick K. Campbell, PhD, MPH

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Can technology break down barriers to mental health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries?

  • Roundtable Discussion with Leading Experts

About On the Shoulders of Giants

The On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium is the Child Mind Institute’s annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, and developmental neuroscience, bringing together world-class researchers with children’s mental health care experts, educators, parents, and young people interested in the advances in these fields. This symposium celebrates the spirit of scientific collaboration and stewardship, and it highlights seminal contributions to our understanding of the brain and behavior.

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