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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 program with Kelli Harding, MD, author of the eye-opening, critically acclaimed new book, The Rabbit Effect - Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness. We hope that you found Dr. Harding's conversation with Daniel Fessler, Ph.D., Inaugural Director of the Bedari Kindness Center and Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, meaningful, informative, and inspiring. 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 Tuesday, June 15th 5PM PDT, when we welcome the dynamic father/daughter duo, Dr. Dilip Jeste and Dr. Shafli Jeste. Dr. Dilip Jeste, world-renowned neuropsychiatrist and pioneer in the exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom, is the author of the highly anticipated new book, Wise - The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion and What Makes Us Good. He is also the Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at UCSD. His daughter, Dr. Shafli Jeste, is a renowned Pediatric Neurologist and Professor in Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. 

You can register for this free virtual program here.

We invite you to visit our website, friendsofthesemelinstitute.org to see a calendar of upcoming Open Mind/#WOW programs and our library of videos from past presentations. There you will also find information about the other programs we support:  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 the Open Mind Student Film Festival for high school students for mental health.  The Resnick Board of Advisors 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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