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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:30am to 9:30am

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Trainee Research Award Presentation #1:
Early Life Adversity, Pubertal Timing, and Epigenetic Age Acceleration

Speaker #1:
Elissa Hamlat, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Health Psychology Fellowship Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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Trainee Research Award Presentation #2
Respecting the Complexity of Animal Behavior to Extract Multicomponent Features That Govern Individual Performance

Speaker #2:
David Kastner, MD, PhD
Resident Physician
Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Postdoctoral Fellow
UCSF Physician-Scientist Scholar Program

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Learning objectives:
At the end of Dr. Hamlat's presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical basis for the integration of research on pubertal development and biological aging
  • Recognize a potential mechanism by which early adversity confers risk for poor mental and physical health in adulthood
  • Identify why the pubertal transition may offer an opportunity to intervene and impact adult health outcomes

At the end of Dr. Kastner's presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Identify ways of validating animal models of neuropsychiatric disease
  • Describe some limitations of classic methodology
  • Describe two instances where computational approaches correct those limitations

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. You must attend this event and sign in to qualify for CME credit.

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