Open Mind, a Community Lecture and Film Series and Special Events 2007

Dr. Richard Roy Grinker
Unstrange Minds, Remapping the World of Autism
November 14, 2007
Discussion with author Dr. Roy Richard Grinker  and Dr. James McCracken of the Semel Institute.

 ART & ALZHEIMER’S - Portraits from the Mind 

October 10, 2007Exhibit of William Utermohlen’s self-portraits, painted during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.A panel including Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Bruce L. Miller, M.D., Daniel D. Christensen, M.D.,and the artist’s wife, art historian, Patricia Utermohlen, M.A., discussed Alzheimer’s disease andit’s effect on the artist.

Larry Mantle

Air TalkJuly 2007Advances in the Treatment of Depression - taping of AirTalk segment.  Interviews with Semel Institute faculty - Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Dr. JamesMcGough and Dr. Ian Cook


ADHDMay 2007Dr. James McGough, Director of the Semel Institute's ADHD program and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Clinic spoke on ADHD at the home of board member Susan Lerner.

Brook Shields

Brook Shields named The Friends In "Charms For Charity" Gift. 

Ned Vizzini

Teen DepressionApril 2007Speakers: Author, Ned Vizzini and Dr. Mark De Antonio, Director of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services, Semel Institute


February 2007
Speakers: Author, psychologist and daughter of Loretta Young and Clark Gable, Judy Lewis and Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the Semel Institute

People Say I'm Crazy

January 2007Speakers: Dr. Stephen Marder, Education and Clinical Center for the Department of Veteran's Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute, Director John Cadigan, Producers Katie Cadigan and Ira Wohl  

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