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Annual CANDLE Conference

The 3rd Annual
CANDLE Brain Awareness Week Conference

Pathways to Health and Well-Being
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Urban Child Institute: 600 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis TN 38105

9:00am The CANDLE Study: Community, Family and Individual Characteristics as Risks for SE Problems (Frances Tylavsky, Dr.P.H., Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, UTHSC, PI CANDLE Study)

9:30am Correlates of Socioemotional and Neurocognitive Outcomes: Racial Disparities (Frederick Palmer, MD, Shainberg Professor of Developmental Pediatrics, UTHSC)

10:00am The Influence of Genetic and Epigenetic Patterns on Child Behaviors (Alicia K. Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,  Emory University, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

10:30am Brea

10:45am Genetics of Maternal Psychological Symptoms and Impact on Neonatal Gene Expression (Khyobeni Mozhui, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UTHSC)

11:15am Epigenetics – Memories of Past Exposures and Predictors  of Diseases (Wilfried J. J. Karmaus, MD, Dr. Med., MPH, Professor and Director, Division of  Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Memphis)

12:00pm Lunch

12:45pm How Tricking the Brain’s Taste System During Development May Lead to Obesity (John D. Boughter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and  Neurobiology, UTHSC)

1:15pm Predicting Accelerated Weight Gain in Urban Infants and Toddlers (Kristoffer S. Berlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical, Department of  Psychology, University of Memphis)

1:45pm Children’s Brain Responses to Food: Obesity Implications for the Developing Child (Amanda S. Bruce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,  University of Missouri-Kansas City)

2:30pm Associations Between Physical Activity, Body Composition and Resting Brain Activity – Preliminary Findings (Eszter Volgyi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine,  UTHSC)

3:00pm Discussion/ Summary (Moderated by Kaja LeWinn, DSc, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of  Psychiatry, University of California- San Francisco)