June 15th Children’s Conference Call with Dr. Ken Duckworth

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June 15th Children’s Conference Call with Dr. Ken Duckworth

Save the Date: Friday, June 15th, 2012, from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. Eastern Time

Topic: The Relationship Between Stress, Exercise, Sleep and Adolescent Depression

We are very pleased to have, Richard Dopp, M.D., who has done research on this topic and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Section, with Dr. Ken Duckworth to discuss the relationship between stress, exercise, sleep and adolescent depression.

Friday children’s conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the third Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#. We hope that you will join us!


Young Adults and Medication Decisions Webinar on June 7th, 2012

The Transitions RTC’s Associate Director of Participatory Action Research, Jon Delman, JD, PhD, will host a webinar describing the process by which young adults with mental illness make medication decisions with their psychiatrists. Findings are based on qualitative interviews with 24 young adults.

Title: Transition Age Youth as Active Participants in Medication Decision Making: A “Thoroughly Relational” Approach

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/358851262.

Honoring Today’s Young Leaders for Tomorrow’s Improved Health and Health Care

For 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has been helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need. As one way to mark its 40th year, RWJF has established the Young Leader Awards: Recognizing Leadership for a Healthier America. Up to 10 awards will be given to young leaders, 40 years of age and under, who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all. Each winner will receive an individual award of $40,000.

The Young Leaders Awards will recognize emerging leaders who have demonstrated the characteristics needed to improve health and health care through leadership and innovation. These characteristics—a combination of personal attributes, commitment to health and health care, and successful experience—demonstrate an ability to lead and innovate and they signal the potential to become a greater leader in the coming years. Some of the characteristics a nominee will have demonstrated include:


The ability to bring others together to achieve results greater than what a single person could bring about;


The capacity to apply learning beyond the boundaries of a single discipline;


A history of developing great ideas into products, services or policies that have made a difference in health and health care; and


Demonstrable evidence of impact on health and health care that extends beyond an initial group of people to reach additional populations, likely to be sustainable over the decades ahead.

For the complete list of young leader characteristics sought, please visit http://RWJFyoungleaderawards.org.

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