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Stress and Trauma Conference

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Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary and Dr. Glenn Schafe of Hunter College’s Department of Psychology are pleased to announce their upcoming conference on Stress and Trauma: Recent Innovations and Future Directions, to be held at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Free tickets for the event can be reserved here (but a reservation is required to attend). WHAT Stress is pervasive in today’s society, leading to a variety of mental and physical health problems across the lifespan. Stress-related health issues, including anxiety disorders, depression and other physical health problems, are estimated to affect over 40 million people every year in the United States alone, with the economic burden (in terms of health care costs, lost wages, etc) estimated to be over $45 billion and climbing. Many millions of Americans continue to suffer from the negative impact of stress on mental and physical health, due in large part to gaps in our understanding of the causes of these stress-related health issues and to the high cost and low accessibility of evidence-based treatments. This day-long research conference will focus on recent research innovations and future directions in the fields of stress and trauma as they relate to both psychological dysfunction and to health and well-being. The event will feature presentations and panel discussions from leading scientists in the field of stress and trauma research, including Bruce McEwen (Rockefeller University), Elissa Epel (UCSF), Rachel Yehuda (Mt. Siani School of Medicine) and JoAnn Difede (Weill Cornell Medical School). The event will also feature poster presentations from Hunter College undergraduate and graduate students. Light refreshments and lunch will be served. Seating is limited, so please register using the link.

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College – 47-49 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 -

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Personal Democracy Forum

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Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary will appear as a featured speaker at the Personal Democracy Forum 2016, to be held on June 9-10 on the New York University campus. Dr. Dennis-Tiwary will speak about her work on digital mental health solutions–including Personal Zen, her evidence-based mobile application for reducing stress and anxiety–as part of a conference that promises to discuss The Tech We Need. More information on the Personal Democracy Forum can be found here, and tickets can be purchased here.
Thursday, June 9, 2016