On May 15, 2017, we will host our 30th international annual symposium: Stress and Resilience: the science of adapting to a challenging world. The symposium is co-hosted with Weill Cornell Medical – Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC).
Please encourage your students and lab members to submit abstracts for the symposium poster session which offers cash prize awards for the top three posters. This year will also include a Data Blitz which is a fast-paced overview of in-progress or recently completed research. Junior faculty, postdocs and graduate students, will have five minutes to present one slide of data followed by two minutes of Q&A.
What is the Role of Chronic Stress in Minority Health and Health Disparities?
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Depression
Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center
A Convergent Stress Vulnerability Pathway Encoded by Emergent Spatiotemporal Dynamics
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Institute for Brain Science
Activating Resilience Mechanisms: A novel approach to treating depression
Allyson K. Friedman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Hunter College of the City University of New York
Prefrontal Cortical Network Dynamics in Chronic Stress and Hyperexcitable Brain States
Conor Liston, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical
Maternal Control of the Infant Brain: Lessons from an Animal Model
Regina Sullivan, PhD
Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
Early experiences and cortical-subcortical brain development in humans
Nim Tottenham, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University
Resilience in the aftermath of civilian trauma: Is activation of inhibitory brain circuits protective?
Tanja Jovanovic, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
Loss, Trauma, and Resilience: From Heterogeneity to Flexibility
George A Bonanno, PhD
Professor of clinical psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Concluding Remarks: Francis Lee, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry, Professor in the Department of Pharmacology
and Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
We have accepted 5 students for the CTBR Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). These undergraduate researchers will work in CTBR member labs over an 8-week period starting in June. At the conclusion of the program they will present the results here at Hunter College and at the Leadership Alliance symposium, a consortium of higher education institutions which hosts summer researchers from across the nation. The Leadership Alliance symposium will be held in Hartford, CT during July 28-30, 2017.