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A NYC Child Health Forum: Thanks to Dr. Jack Shonkoff & Child Health Experts

Dr. Jack Shonkoff and CHF President Irwin Redlener, MD at NYC Forum
By Delaney Gracy, Chief Medical Officer, Children's Health Fund

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - Children's Health Fund (CHF) President and Co-Founder Irwin Redlener, MD, welcomed distinguished keynote speaker Jack Shonkoff, MD to CHF's NYC Child Health Forum on October 28th.  The forum, Toxic Stressors, Child Development and Interventions to Improve Health focused on the effect of toxic stress on young children's brain development and long term health and well-being.  Dr. Shonkoff is a leader in this area, authoring numerous studies on the relationship between neurological biology and development, including From Neurons to Neighborhoods.  Dr. Shonkoff is the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

Children's Health Fund was delighted to be joined by Dr. Shonkoff as well as our panel of experts including: Angela Chan, MD, Clinical Coordinator of the Early Childhood Initiative at the Center for Child Health Resiliency, a program of Montefiore Medical Center and CHF; Rahil Briggs, Psy.D, Director of Healthy Steps at Montefiore and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Evelyn Blanck, LCSW, Associate Executive Director of the New York Center for Child Development; and Dina Lieser, MD, Attending Physician at New York Hospital Queens and Project Director of Docs for Tots New York.

Thanks to all who joined us for the event! If you were in attendance, we’re interested to hear your thoughts. What did you think?