Conte-CBS Colloquium on Mental Health

The Conte-CBS Colloquium on Mental Health is an interdisciplinary lecture series on neuroscience and mental health research open to all members of the Harvard community and the general public.

Taking place on a monthly basis throughout the academic year, the series features diverse talks from researchers in the life sciences, social sciences, and clinical disciplines. Each talk begins with a broad introduction to the topic, and is followed by an extensive question and answer session. Advance registration is requested to ensure sufficient seating and refreshments.


Past Events:

September 17, 2013

Matthew Nock, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Why do people hurt themselves?

April 30, 2013

Richard J. Davidson, PhD
William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Order and Disorder in the Emotional Brain

April 2, 2013

Scott E. Lukas, PhD,
Director, McLean Imaging Facility and Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Novel Brain Imaging Techniques to Study Drug Abuse and Mental Illness

March 5, 2013

BJ Casey, PhD, Director of the Sackler Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College

Development of Emotion Regulation: From Human Imaging to Mouse Genetics

February 5, 2013

Elizabeth A Lawson, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Staff Physician, Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

The role of hormones in anorexia nervosa

December 4, 2012

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Dissecting the Circuitry of Autism

November 6, 2012

Steven E. Hyman, MD, Director of Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute and Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Resuscitating Psychiatric Drug Discovery

October 2, 2012

Charles A. Nelson III, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School and Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital

The Effects of Early, Severe Psychosocial Deprivation on Brain and Behavioral Development: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project

April 30, 2012

Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD, Child & Adult Psychiatrist and NY Times Best-Selling Author

The ABCs of ADD

Check out Dr. Hallowell’s television appearances>>

March 27, 2012

Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, Associate Vice Chair and Director of Psychiatric Genetics, Dept of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Blue Genes? The Complex Genetics of Mood Disorders

Check out the Boston Globe’s interview of Dr. Smoller>>

February 28, 2012

Dost Ongur, MD, PhD, Chief of the Psychotic Disorders Division at McLean Hospital

MRS Studies on the Neurobiology of Schizophrenia

Check out Dr. Ongur’s McLean Hospital profile >>

January 31, 2012

Jack P. Shonkoff, MD, Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The Biology of Adversity and The Early Childhood Roots of Impairments in Learning, Behavior, and Health

Check out the Boston Globe’s interview of Dr. Shonkoff >>