• Behavioral Sciences

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    Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.

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  • Past Events

    Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Mental illness causes debilitating consequences on quality of life for individuals, families, and society. This symposium explores avenues for translating these discoveries about the neurobiology of a spectrum of mental illnesses into new treatments.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline, and Opportunities to Protect the Brain

    Keynote Speaker: Sharon Inouye (Harvard Medical School)

    This meeting will convene leading scientists and physicians to discuss the challenges and opportunities to create biomarkers and therapeutics for these patients who are vulnerable to delirium, cognitive decline, and dementia following surgery.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

    Arrested Development: The Teenage Brain and Substance Abuse

    Moderator: Claudia Wallis (Scientific American Mind)
    Panelists: Jeremy Waletzky (The George Washington University), Nora D. Volkow (NIH), Cheryl Healton (College of Global Public Health, New York University), and Honorable Gregory P. Canova, JD

    1.3 million adolescents in the US have substance use disorder and marijuana use among teens now exceeds cigarette smoking. Join us for a public panel discussion on how neuroscience intersects with policy to improve lives of teens with addiction.

    May 18 - 20, 2016

    The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speakers: Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum)

    Discover from leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.

  • Publications 


    Special Issue: Fortification of Condiments and Seasonings with Vitamins and Minerals in Public Health II

    Edited by Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas (World Health Organization), Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research), and Luz María De-Regil (Micronutrient Initiative)

    This Annals issue is the second of two issues stemming from a WHO consultation on the fortification of condiments and seasonings as a new approach to mitigate micronutrient deficiencies.

    Volume 1379

    Free online access provided by the World Health Organization


    Special Issue: Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats II

    Edited by Jeffrey D. Laskin (Rutgers University School of Public Health)

    Discussions of various countermeasures to chemical threats.


    Special Issue: Beyond the IQ Test

    Edited by Frank C. Worrell (University of California, Berkeley), Ronald A. Beghetto (University of Connecticut), and Joseph Renzulli (University of Connecticut)

    Discussions of the latest research on innovative approaches to fostering the development of gifted/talented children.


    Special Issue: Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue presents a meeting report on mobile health technology in clinical trials and five original research articles discussing topics related to β-thalassemia major, Alzheimer's disease, hematopoiesis, hepatosteatosis, and downbeat nystagmus.

    Volume 1375