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Fall 2019 Schedule

All workshops will take place in the 10th floor Commons Room at the Center for Human Growth and Development (300 N. Ingalls St.).

Gaming and Gambling in Adolescents and Youth: an Issue of Growing Concern
Mon, Sept 9th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Adolescence and youth are periods of development characterized by involvement in certain risky behaviors, such as the use of alcohol and other substances, gambling or the problematic use of new technologies. From an epidemiological point of view, gambling and gaming have shown a significant increase around the world. In this presentation, Dr. Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Ph.D, Head of Behavioral Addictions Unit at Bellvitge University Hospital and Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Barcelona, will review the current research evidence, as well as several clinical cases, to examine the interaction between environmental and individual risk factors that contribute to these disorders among adolescents and youth. Register here.

CHGD Standing Seminar Series:
Maternal work schedules, shifts and hours changes, and children’s school readiness
Tues, Sept 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This presentation from Natasha Pilkauskas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Policy, examines whether maternal non-standard work schedules (evenings, nights, irregular) and hours during early childhood are linked with children’s kindergarten school readiness. Lunch will be served. Register here.

CHGD Standing Seminar Series:
Discrimination as a (Former) Determinant of Health
Tues, Sept 24th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
School of Public Health, Bldg I, Room 3610

This presentation from Riana Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, will explore theories and practices important in the healing processes of racial trauma for youth, parents, clinicians, and researchers alike. Lunch will be served. Register here.

Molecular Chit Chat in the Long Evolved Friendship Between Us and Our Microbiome
Wed, Sept 25th, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CHGD Commons Room (300 N. Ingalls St, 10th floor)

This seminar, presented by Robert Quinn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, will explore the role of specific members of the microbiome in producing and modifying our bodies metabolome. Register here.

Designing and Developing Recruitment Materials for Research with Children
Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CHGD Commons Room (300 N. Ingalls St, 10th floor)

The Participant Recruitment program within Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) will review practices to engage children and families around research and how to create engaging recruitment materials by using Canva and lay friendly language. Register here.

20th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference
Thurs, Oct 24th – Fri, Oct 25th
CHGD Commons Room, 10th floor North Ingalls Building

The Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and CHGD are sponsoring a site at U-M for the conference: “Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care”, a CME from Baylor, on October 24th-25th. Full conference details and agenda are available here and registration is here. Feel free to share broadly!

CHGD Standing Seminar Series:
Text-based mentoring for postpartum moms: A mixed-methods efficacy trial
Tues, Oct 22nd from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Christina Weiland, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education, will present new work on an in-process, mixed-methods efficacy trial of a text-based mentoring program for postpartum moms. Register here. . Lunch will be served. Register here.

Foundations: Opportunities and Strategies Related to Children and Adolescents
Wed, Oct 23rd from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Donna Lartigue, Associate Director of Foundation Relations with the Office of University Development, will share information related to foundations that fund work related to children and adolescents. She will be speaking about current foundation trends, foundation giving at U-M, foundation prospects for faculty doing work in this domain, and how Foundation Relations can be of assistance. Register here.

CHGD Standing Seminar Series:
Charting How Wealth Shapes Educational Pathways from Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Developmental Process Model
Tues, Nov 12th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This presentation from Matthew Diemer, Ed.D., Professor of Education, will explore how structural equation modeling can be used to study the mechanisms by which wealth contributes to children’s educational outcomes.

Lunch will be served. Register here.

CHGD Standing Seminar Series:
Topic TBD
Tues, Dec 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
4448 East Hall

Rona Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology
Details to come. Lunch will be served. Register here.

More to come!