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The Child Study Center's Lois Bloom Lecture

The Child Study Center's Lois Bloom Lecture is made possible by a gift from Dr. Lois Masket Bloom, '56 Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Alumna of Penn State, and Edward Lee Thorndike Professor Emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University. This lectureship fund supports lectures by outstanding experts in the field of child studies with a special emphasis on early child development.


2017

Thomas G. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Wynne Center for Family Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
"Early Stress and Psychological Development: What do the theories propose and what do the findings mean?"
September 21, 2017

2016

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
Lois Autrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development
Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Human & Organizational Development in Peabody College
Vanderbilt University
"Scaling up Evidence-Based Programs in Community Settings: Opportunities and Challenges"
September 22, 2016

2015

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology
Temple University
"Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence"
September 22, 2015

2014

BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Director of Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Professor of Developmental Psychobiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
"Easy to Remember, Difficult to Forget:  The Development of Fear Regulation"
October 15, 2014

2013

Nathan Fox, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor and Chair
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
University of Maryland
"Are There Sensitive Periods for the Effects of Early Experience on Cognitive and Social Competence?  Lessons from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project"
January 16, 2014

2012

Seth Pollak, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

"Early Learning and the Emotional Brain"
September 13, 2012

2011

Megan Gunnar, Ph.D.
Professor of Child Development
University of Minnesota
"Early Life Stress and Development: Studies of Children Adopted Internationally from Orphanages"
November 10, 2011

2010

Dr. W. Thomas Boyce, M.D.
Professor, Sunny Hill Health Centre/BC Leadership Chair in Child Development
College for Interdisciplinary Studies and Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
"The Biology of Misfortune: How Biology, Behavior and Environment Create the Social Partitioning of Health"
September 23, 2010

2009

Joel T. Nigg, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Genetics
Director, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Oregon Health & Science University
"ADHD: Endophenotypes, Environmental Risk Factors, and Causal Models"
October 8, 2009

2008

Daniel S. Pine, M.D.
Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience
Chief of Child and Adolescent Research in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
National Institute of Mental Health, Division of Intramural Research Programs
"Pediatric Anxiety: Current and Future Approaches to Therapeutics"
September 18, 2008

2007

Robert Marvin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Virginia Health System
Department of Psychiatric Medicine
Child and Family Psychiatry
"Childhood Behavior Problems: Where Do They Reside and What Do They Reflect?"
September 27, 2007

2006

Richard Davidson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Waisman Center
"Order and Disorder in the Emotional Brain"
September 21, 2006

2005

Joseph Campos, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
"Explaining Developmental Transition in Infancy"
September 22, 2005

2004

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
"Advances in Understanding the Nature and Causes of ADHD"
April 8, 2004

2003

Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D.
Director, Mount Hope Family Center
University of Rochester
"Psychological and Neurobiological Functioning in Maltreated Children"
May 8, 2003

2002

Marc Bornstein, Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
"Views of Parenting Across Cultures"
May 2, 2002

2001

Margaret Beale Spencer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
"Schooling and Identity Processes: Challenges to the “Acting White ” Assumption about Urban Youth"
May 9, 2001

2000

Judy DeLoache, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
"Becoming Symbol Minded"
April 27,2000

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