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June 15, 2023

New Insights Into Prevention and Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents

Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

Associate Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Seattle, Washington

May 25, 2023

Unleashing the Power of Prevention To Enhance Well-Being Across the Lifespan

Margaret Kuklinski, Ph.D.

Endowed Associate Professor of Prevention in Social Work

Director, Social Development Research Group

Acting Director, Center for Communities That Care

University of Washington School of Social Work

Seattle, Washington

June 23, 2022

Advancing Research on Emotional Well-Being and Regulation of Eating

Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center

Director, Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment (COAST)

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

May 18, 2022

Well-Being and the Economic Burden of Disease: What Are We Learning From Cancer Survivors?

Michelle Y. Martin, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Professor, Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine

Founding Director, Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

April 25, 2022

Can a Controversial Tree Help End the Opioid Crisis?

Christopher R. McCurdy, Ph.D., F.A.A.P.S.

Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair in Drug Research and Development

Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

Director, University of Florida Translational Drug Development Core

College of Pharmacy, University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

November 2, 2021

Reading Between the Tweets: Social Technologies for Predicting and Changing Health Behavior

Sean D. Young, Ph.D., M.S.

Executive Director, University of California Institute for Prediction Technology

Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Informatics

University of California, Irvine

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June 8, 2021

Cooperative Pain Education and Self-Management (COPES): A Technology-Assisted Intervention for Pain

Alicia Heapy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Yale School of Medicine

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May 4, 2021

Healing the Opioid Crisis with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE): Clinical Efficacy and Neurophysiological Mechanisms

Eric Garland, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research


Associate Dean for Research

University of Utah

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June 30, 2020

Lighting Up Our Lives: How Light Influences Our Mental and Physical Health

Helen Burgess, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Co-Director, Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory

The University of Michigan

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June 26, 2019

Watch Your Step, There Is New Chemistry Everywhere

Sean F. Brady, Ph.D.

Tri-Institutional Professor and Evnin Professor Head

Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

The Rockefeller University

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June 10, 2019

Bacteria Get on Your Nerves: How Bugs Modulate Pain and Immunity

Isaac Chiu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Immunology
Department of Immunology

Harvard Medical School

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May 9, 2019

Gut Microbes in a Disruptive Age

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Ph.D.

Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health

Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and Anthropology

Interim Director, NJ Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

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September 19, 2018

Nature Contact and Human Health: A Multimethod Approach

Gregory N. Bratman, Ph.D.

Inaugural Holder of the Doug Walker Endowed Faculty Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Nature, Health, and Recreation

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

University of Washington

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June 4, 2018

Caring for our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain

Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Senior Scientist, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Brandeis University

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April 23, 2018

Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain

Erin E. Krebs, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

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March 12, 2018

Under Your Skin: Molecules and Cells for Touch and Pain

Dr. Alexander Chesler, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Section on Sensory Cells and Circuits Intramural Lab

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

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October 19, 2017

Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer Emeritus

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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June 12, 2017

Integrating Chemical and Biological Profiling for the Functional Annotation of Complex Natural Product Mixtures

Roger Linington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in High-Throughput Screening and Chemical Biology

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March 27, 2017

Promoting Resilience in Military Families: After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools

Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., L.P.

Professor, Department of Family Social Science and Institute of Child Development Director, Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health

University of Minnesota

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October 17, 2016

Opioids for Chronic Pain: Evidence, Guidelines, and Policy and Practice Implications

Roger Chou, M.D.

Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

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September 12, 2016

“Minding” Our Bodies: Research on the Impact of Tai Chi on Cognitive-neuromuscular Interactions in Older Adults

Peter Wayne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital,

Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 

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June 6, 2016

Fibromyalgia Integrative Training for Teens (FIT Teens): Development of a Novel Non-Pharmacologic Treatment for Juvenile Fibromyalgia

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Endowed Research Director of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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April 4, 2016

New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicines

Christina Smolke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Associate Chair of Education; W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar

Stanford University

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March 7, 2016

The Sensory Neurons of Touch: From Function to Dysfunction

David Ginty, Ph.D.

Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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October 6, 2015

Towards Psychobiotics: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain and Behavior

John F. Cryan, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience

University College in Ireland

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September 21, 2015

Massage Therapies—From Lab Bench Top to the Patient

Thomas Best, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Pomerene Chair in Primary Care in the Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Ohio State University

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June 8, 2015

Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression

Steven Cole, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine

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May 18, 2015

The Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)—Connecting Silos of Scientific Information

Gervasio Lamas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C.

Chairman of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center

Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Co-director of the Mount Sinai Heart Institute

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April 13, 2015

Social Networks For Molecular Analysis

Pieter Dorrestein, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego

Director of the Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center and Co-director of the Institute for Metabolomics Medicine at University of California, San Diego

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March 9, 2015

Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body

David Spiegel, M.D.

Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University School of Medicine

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