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What does Henry David Thoreau’s retreat into the natural world at Walden Pond have to do with our modern culture of distraction and technological immersion? We learned how Thoreau’s interest in the peace of nature was fueled by his distress at the information culture of the 19th century when the telegraph brought news to Americans […]
The brain is the most complex and least understood organ in the human body. Join us to learn more about a few of the technologies that will define the future of how we study and treat brain diseases, injuries, and traumas. Following brief presentations from industry experts, Hilary Loftus, PNT’14, Health Education Director at the HOW Foundation of S. Florida, will moderate a conversation to dive deeper into their work, and then there will be time for a question and answer session.
COVID-19 created unprecedented sources of individual, social and societal disruption. In this session, the topics of ongoing research at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Department of Health Sciences, and from the APPEAR team in the Department of Applied Psychology, examining the impact of COVID-19 on mental health – specifically examining the impact of the pandemic on people with serious mental illness; and the impact on disordered eating were discussed. Also discussed were emerging strategies to support mental health and well-being during COVID and to address the long lasting impacts on mental health of the pandemic.