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Thank you for your interest in UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors Open Mind program with Elissa Epel, PhD, author of The Stress Prescription and Emeran Mayer, MD, author of The Mind-Gut Connection.  

If your friends, family or colleagues were not able to join us for this presentation, they may view it, along with all our past programs, on our YouTube channel


We look forward to seeing you on October 12 at 5PM PT for our next virtual Open Mind program, A Molecule Away from Madness- Tales of the Hijacked Brain with Sara Manning Peskin, MD,MS, author and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Jennifer Kruse, PhD, Healthy Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Huvane Family Friends of Semel Research Scholar will join Dr. Peskin in discussion.  In A Molecule Away from Madness, Dr. Peskin shares gripping accounts of unruly molecules and the diseases that form in their wake such as Alzheimer's Disease.


We invite you to visit our website, where you will find a calendar of upcoming Open Mind programs and information about special events such as the Gen Z Wellness Summit in-person at UCLA on Sunday, February 25, and the Open Mind Film Festival for High School Students in-person at UCLA and live-streaming on Sunday, April 21. Our website also features photos and videos from past Open Mind events and WOW, The Mental Health Summit, the joint Resnick/ Friends fundraising event with Oprah, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Jon Batiste, and Dr. Arthur Brooks.

We deeply appreciate the support of audience members like you 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. 

Your commitment to supporting mental health education 
and research is more vital than ever before. 

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