Biological Markers for Healthy Development: A Seminar on Recent Findings from Mental Health and Obesity Studies

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Children and Families, Food and Nutrition, Select Populations and Health Equity, Substance Use and Mental Health
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Activity Description

On May 13, 2010, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families is convening a seminar on biological markers for healthy development.  The purpose of the seminar is to explore recent research findings involving children or youth that describe how social environments shape biological changes that can be measured and are associated with, or indicative of, a defined biological end point such as a developmental or disease stage.  The Board is inviting several leading researchers who are actively engaged in such work in two areas: (1) stress and mental health studies, and (2) studies that involve the regulation of immune or metabolic functions.

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