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SDHI & BRAVO Event: Dr. Adele Diamond

Social Determinants of Health Initiative (SDHI) & BRAVO

Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Join Oregon BRAVO the Social Determinants of Health Initiative, and PSU Department of Sociology co-host Dr. Adele Diamond presentation on "Childhood development, executive functioning, and the role of arts and physical activity among marginalized youths."

Dr. Adele Diamond is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and was recently listed as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists.

One of the pioneers in the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Prof. Diamond is at the forefront of research on executive functions. Executive functions include 'thinking outside the box' (cognitive flexibility), mentally relating ideas and facts (working memory), and giving considered responses rather than impulsive ones, resisting temptations and staying focused (inhibitory control, including selective attention).

She has made discoveries that have improved treatment for medical disorders (PKU and ADHD) and impacted early education, improving the lives of thousands of children. Her work has shown that executive functions can be improved at any age, even in the very young. Recently Prof. Diamond has turned her attention to the possible roles of traditional activities, such as music and dance, in improving executive functions, academic outcomes, and mental health.

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Smith Memorial Student Center
1825 SW Broadway, Rm 296
Portland, Oregon 97201

Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


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Social Determinants of Health Initiative (SDHI) & BRAVO

The Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Initiative supports and conducts community-engaged, interdisciplinary research, education, and action to promote health equity. The goal is improve the health of our communities byidentifying, understanding, and addressing social determinants of health.


BRAVO transforms the lives of underserved youth through intensive classical music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where children thrive.

 



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