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Dear Friends,

Thank you for participating in UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors virtual Open Mind program. We were pleased to host this event with Daniel Lieberman, Ph.D., author of the new best-selling, myth-busting book Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding. We hope that you found his conversation with evolutionary biologist, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz meaningful, informative, and enjoyable. 

If your friends, family or colleagues were not able to join us yesterday, they can view the program on our YouTube channel. 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 3rd 5PM PDT when we welcome Kelli Harding, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University and author of the new critically acclaimed book The Rabbit Effect- Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness. Dr. Harding will be joined in conversation by Daniel Fessler, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Anthropology at UCLA and the inaugural director of the Bedari Kindness Institute at UCLA. You may register for this exciting program here.

We invite you to visit our website, www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org to see a calendar of all our upcoming Open Mind/#WOW programs and library of videos from past presentations. There you will also find information about The Friends Research Scholar Program that awards grants to early career neuroscientists who are at the forefront of new discoveries about the mind and brain and our newly launched Open Mind Student Film Festival for Mental Health for high school students. The Resnick Board supports early career clinicians through the Clinical Innovation Grants program.

We deeply appreciate the support of our audience members who make it possible for us to continue to bring renowned speakers and films about mental health issues as a free public service to the community. If you are able, we hope you will support us as generously as you can. Your contribution will be 100% tax deductible.

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