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Learn about Digital Media and the Developing Brain

Children and screens

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, in partnership with Stony Brook University, will present a special conversation featuring leading neuroscientists, researchers, clinicians and child health experts on what we know and what we need to learn about the impact of digital media on the developing brain. The talk — on Thursday, March 5, at 7 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater.

Children and screensThis panel will be held in conjunction with a two-day Children and Screens international retreat to advance interdisciplinary scientific research on digital media’s impact on toddler, child and adolescent health and development.

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Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study Center of Neuroscience; Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research; Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders; Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women’s Health Research at Yale, Yale University

Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, JAMA Pediatrics; Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, and Adjunct Professor of Health Services, University of Washington School of Medicine

Martin Paulus, MD
Scientific Director and President, Laureate Institute for Brain Research

John S. Hutton, MS, MD, FAAP
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Division of General and Community Pediatrics; Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

Kara S. Bagot, MD
Medical Director, Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai-Center on Addiction Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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