Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium
University of Virginia School of Medicine
A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture
The Promise of Adolescence:
The Teen Years’ Pivotal Opportunities
Richard J. Bonnie LLB, Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law,
School of Law, UVA
Joseph P. Allen PhD, Hugh Kelly Professor of Psychology, College and Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, UVA
Joanna Williams PhD, Associate Professor of Education, Curry School of Education, UVA
Julia Taylor MD MA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, UVA
A new National Academy of Medicine report, The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth (2019), synthesizes 21st-century advances in neurobiology and sociobehavioral science to revise our understanding of adolescence. The report suggests that this remarkably transformative developmental stage from puberty through the mid-20s should be framed positively, as a time of unique promise and unprecedented opportunity. In this Medical Center Hour, a panel of UVA experts addresses the NAM report findings’ challenges to social institutions, which often seek chiefly to control/contain the “risks” that teens represent. How can our educational and health care systems do a better job of helping all adolescents—the next new generation of adults—to flourish?
Profs. Bonnie, Williams, and Allen and Dr. Taylor have declared no personal/professional relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services. Medical Center Hour planning group members (M.D. Childress PhD; R.J. Bonnie LLB; R. Carpenter DrNP; J.F. Childress PhD; R. Dillingham MD MPH; M.F. Marshall PhD RN; J. Mutter MD MA; K. Reid PhD RN FNP-C CNL; L. Shepherd JD) have no personal or professional relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services. UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education faculty and staff have no personal/professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services.
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