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Brain and Mental Health in Everyday Life

SUNY Empire State College

Event Date + Time:
March 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - March 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Event Location:
Brooklyn, United States

Venue Name:
SUNY Empire State College Directions

About This Event

Event Description:

Matthew Eckard and Julie Parato will host a panel discussion on a variety of topics in neuroscience and mental health.


Lynn Schaefer, PhD, ABPP-CN: Dr. Lynn Schaefer completed her undergraduate degree at Binghamton University, before earning her Ph.D. from the Neuropsychology subprogram at the City University of New York. Dr. Schaefer is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and is Director of Neuropsychology at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island. She holds academic appointments as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and as Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Her clinical and research interests are in the assessment and remediation of neurobehavioral disorders, such as brain injury and dementia, educational outreach, and in the determination of decision-making capacity. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and held multiple leadership roles in state and national professional organizations for neuropsychology. She recently co-edited the Casebook of Mental Capacity in US Legislation: Assessment and Legal Commentary, which is due out later this year.

Ryan Dosumu, MD, PhD Dr. Ryan Dosumu-Johnson completed his undergraduate degree at University of California Los Angeles in neuroscience, before earning his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences which was funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship. Dr. Dosumu-Johnson completed his internship and started his general psychiatry residency at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University. He is currently a Leon Levy Research Fellow and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at the combined Weill Cornell/Columbia New York Presbyterian program. His research interests are in the role modification in cytoskeletal architecture play in the altered synaptic plasticity observed after early life stressors and developmental disorders. He has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and held national leadership positions at the Student National Medical Association.

Type(s) of Event:

Online/Virtual, Symposium

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

SUNY Empire State College

Contact Information:

Name: Julie Parato

Phone: 1-800-468-6372



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