ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY
Queens College of The City University of New York hosts an annual Neuropsychology Research conference, which provides a forum for students and faculty in the program to present their latest and most exciting research, and fosters collaborations and awareness of the high caliber neuroscience research that is at Queens College. The one day meeting annually attracts over 100 researchers (faculty, graduate and undergraduate students) from the six different CUNY campuses and across Psychology Training Areas. All are welcome to attend. The conference is free and open to the public. The event is highlighted by the keynote address.
For more information or questions about Neuropsychology Research Day, please contact Dr. Carolyn Pytte, conference organizer.
Keynote speakers in the past have included: Dr. Mortimer Mishkin, Chief of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH (2004); Dr. Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University (2005), Dr. Jeffrey Halperin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Queens College (2006), Dr. Jonathan Cohen, Princeton University (2007), Dr. Nadine Gaab, Harvard (2008), Dr. Eric Nestler, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2010), Dr. Alex Martin, NIH National Institute of Mental Health (2011), Dr. Paul Glimcher, NYU (2012), and Dr. Marina Picciotto, Yale (2013), Dr. Mary Kritzer, SUNY Stony Brook (2014).
This year’s Neuropsychology Research Day:
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:30-5:00 Rosenthal Auditorium, Ground floor room 230
The Keynote Address is at 1:00
This year’s keynote speaker is:
Dr. Cristina Alberini, Professor at the Center for Neural Science, New York University
Dr. Alberini is a pioneer in understanding how long term memories are further “re-consolidated” after initial formation, allowing the potential for interventions targeting disorders that involve negative long term associations.
From her website: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/corefaculty/Alberini.php
“Memory is a fundamental biological function and a critical component of our identity. Understanding the biological changes that underlie the formation and storage of long-term memory is important for developing strategies that change memory strength. Such knowledge may lead to therapeutic approaches for memory loss including those occurring in aging and Alzheimer's disease as well as for memory disorders due to pathogenically strong memories, such as those occurring in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).... A clinically relevant model in which we apply these studies is addiction. ...”
She has written:
The Role of Reconsolidation and the Dynamic Process of Long-Term Memory Formation and Storage
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Full schedules of past years' speakers are below.