Emory Report
January 28, 2008
Volume 60, Number 17


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January 28, 2008
Advance Notice

Walker to lecture on teen brain
“Adolescent Brain Development, Risk-taking and Mental Health” is the topic of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

Elaine Walker, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Chair of Psychology and Neuroscience, will present the talk Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Winship Ballroom of Dobbs University Center. A reception will follow.
The Faculty Council sponsors the series, which is part of Founders Week. For details, contact Nadine Kaslow at nkaslow@emory.edu.

Shedding light on depression
Depression and its treatment is the topic of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s annual Virginia Lee Franklin Memorial Conference.

Nurses, physicians, clinicians and researchers will discuss the signs and symptoms of depression, explore innovative treatments in depression, examine current research on depression, and discuss the patient and family experience of depression.

Also sponsored by Emory Healthcare and co-sponsored by Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, the conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at TWELVE Atlantic Station.

Major depressive disorder affects an estimated 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, the National Institute of Mental Health says. It is also the leading cause of disability for people ages 15-44.

To register, contact Cathy Jones at 404-712-9633 or cejones@emory.edu.

Canada’s health care in U.S.?
Can the United States take a cue from Canada and adopt its northern neighbor’s model of delivering health care?

Senior policy-maker Roy Romanow leads an exploration of that question Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Rita Anne Rollins Room, 8th floor, of Rollins School of Public Health.

Romanow, the former premier of Saskatchewan, heads the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. The commission has recommended specific policies and measures to ensure Canada’s universally accessible health care can be sustained for the long term.

For more information, contact Lydia Ogden at 404-727-4393 or logden@emory.edu.