Registration for Neuroscience Symposium Opens January

Registration for the Neuroscience and Education: The Connection symposium will open on January 11, 2019. 

We are excited to announce our two plenary speakers:  
  • Dr. Russell Barkley, Internationally Recognized Expert on ADHD
  • Dr. Camilla Persson Benbow, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
Dr. Russell Barkleyis an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD or ADD) in children and adults who has dedicated his career to widely disseminating science-based information about ADHD.  He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 20 books and clinical manuals and published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. Two of his well-known books are Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved and Managing ADHD in School: The Best Evidence-Based Methods for Teachers. Dr. Barkley obtained his bachelor's degree with honors in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, receiving the Distinguished Dissertation Award for his research on the effects of medication on children with ADHD. He has served as Chief and Associate Professor of Neurology and founded the Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCOW) and Milwaukee Children's Hospital. Later, he served as the Director of Psychology and as a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he established the research clinics for both child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. In 2003, Dr. Barkley became a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was affiliated until 2017. He is now a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Camilla P. Benbow is Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development. She has led Peabody since 1998. A prominent scholar of talent identification and talent development, she also co-directs the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, a longitudinal study examining the developmental trajectories of more than 5,000 individuals now in its 47th year. She is particularly interested in developing intellectual talent and excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Benbow began her academic career at Johns Hopkins University following completion of her doctorate in education in 1981. She later moved to Iowa State University and then Vanderbilt. She has served on the National Science Board, as vice-chair of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, and on the board of the American Psychological Foundation. She is a past trustee of Fisk University, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. In 2018, Benbow received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Intelligence Research. She has also received the David Imig Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (2010), the President's Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (2009), the Distinguished Alumna Award from Johns Hopkins University (2008), and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the MENSA Education and Research Foundation (2004).


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