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    10.15.10 Theory Practice Seminar - Treating Mental Disorders in Poor and Vulnerable Children
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    Friday, October 15
    9:00 am -- 3:00 pm

    Brooklyn Law School
    250 Joralemon Street

    Please RSVP by October 8, 2010.

    The Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and The Hastings Center.

    Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 8:30am. 

    About the Program
    More than two decades of research shows that poor and vulnerable children in America, including children in foster care, receive more psychotropic medications than other children their age. These medications may include complex drug combinations that are prescribed off-label and without adequate evidence of favorable benefit-risk ratios. The purpose of this roundtable is to better understand the significance of these patterns and disparities in the use of psychotropic medications, particularly antipsychotic drugs, among American children. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to identify changes in policy and practice that are likely to improve psychopharmacologic prescription practices among poor and vulnerable youth.

    Center for Health, Science and Public Policy

    Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science and Public Policy strives to create an interdisciplinary venue where new ideas, policies and programs are generated. Each year, the Center hosts a variety of programs that examine the complex ethical, legal and socio-economic consequences of advancing technology. With the enthusiastic support of public health practitioners, lawyers, scholars, legislators, corporate leaders,judges, public policy makers, and students, the Center’s programs inform the public and encourage scholarship and research to improve the quality of health care services and the integrity of science.

    This program is part of the Center’s ongoing series of theory-practice seminars in which scholars and practitioners have the opportunity to exchange ideas on important questions of health policy.

    The Hastings Center
    The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan bioethics research institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest since 1969. The Center is a pioneer in collaborative interdisciplinary research and dialogue on the ethical and social impact of advances in health care and the life sciences. The Center draws on a worldwide network of experts to frame and examine
    issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy

    Julie M. Zito, PhD
    Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology and Psychopharmacology, University of Maryland Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine

    Josephine Johnston, LLB, MBHL
    Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

    Karen Porter
    Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Erik Parens, PhD
    PhD Senior Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

    Distinguished Roundtable Participants
    Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

    Janice L. Cooper, PhD
    Interim Director, National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP); Assistant Professor of Clinical Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

    John J. DiLallo, MD
    Director, Psychotropic Medications Unit, Office of Child and Family Health, New York City Administration for Children’s Services

    Marsha Garrison
    Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Cynthia Godsoe
    Instructor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Michael K. Gusmano, PhD
    Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

    Myla Harrison, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Bureau of Children, Youth, and Families, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Joan Kaufman, PhD
    Associate Professor, Psychiatry; Co-Director Zigler Center Child Welfare Unit, Yale School of Medicine

    Adam Kolber
    Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., PsyA., LCSW
    Associate Professor, School of Social Work and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

    Tom Mackie
    Research Associate, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center

    Lisa Townsend, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Social Work, Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics, Rutgers School of Social Work

    Natalie Weder, MD
    Leon Levy Research Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University Child Study Center

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