Open Mind, a Community Lecture and Film Series and Special Events 2012

Open Mind Lecture

December 4, 2012
Science journalist Kathryn Bowers and cardiologist Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz  discussed their book, ZOOBIQUITY What Animals Can Teach Us About Health And The Science Of Healing, an exploration of how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program with Patti Davis

Open Mind Lecture

October 16, 2012

Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, introduced UCLA’s new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program.  Ms. Davis also spoke about The Long Goodbye, her book about losing her father to this debilitating illness and the tremendous impact Alzheimer’s and dementia have on family members who are often at a loss to find appropriate care and services for their loved ones.

Borderline Personality Disorder
Open Mind Lecture

May 31, 2012
Drs. Patrick Kelly and Francis Mark Mondimore, psychiatrists from Johns Hopkins and co-authors of Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope. Joining the discussion was Dr. Robin Kissell, director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Program at the Semel Institute at UCLA.


Open Mind Lecture

April 24, 2012
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz and Dr. Sandra Loo, a UCLA assistant professor-in-residence in the Division of Child Psychiatry and the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, joined the Friends of the Semel Institute to offer insights into dyslexia.


Open Mind Lecture

March 13, 2012
Greg Mullaney discussed his book The Unforgiving Minute...a Soldiers Education about his experiences in combat and with post traumatic stress disorder.

Healthy Aging
Open Mind Lecture

February 1, 2012
A panel discussion on healthy aging was led by Dr. Gary Small, head of the UCLA Longevity Center. Panelists included, Dr. Art Riven, poet Keven Bellows, and author Gerald Gardner.

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