UCLA and other Los Angeles thought leaders meet to discuss kindness during event hosted by AtlanticLIVE and UCLA

February 20, 2020

Michelle Craske, psychology and psychiatry professor and director of the Innovative Treatment Network within the Depression Grand Challenge, joined scholars, medical professionals, artists, journalists and activists as part of an Atlantic Roundtable Dinner in Los Angeles on February 20, 2020.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block participating in a conversation about kindness that was hosted by The Atlantic. (Photo Credit: Becki Smith for The Atlantic)

The dinner’s discussion focused on kindness through the lens of media, social justice, health care, education, food insecurity, and childhood trauma. Michelle is affiliated with UCLA’s recently launched Bedari Kindness Institute. Her research has shown how acts of kindness can reduce depression and anxiety.

The event was produced by AtlanticLIVE – a division of The Atlantic magazine that brings together creative thinkers from the arts, academia, health, entertainment, media and more – and was made possible by UCLA.  

Participants from UCLA included:

Michelle Craske (Executive Committee Member of UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge)
Gene Block (Chancellor of UCLA)
Linda Sarna (Dean of the UCLA School of Nursing)
Darnell Hunt (Dean of the Division of Social Sciences in the UCLA College)

Read more at UCLA Newsroom  

Previous Coverage:

Michelle Craske’s research mentioned in LA Times article about the launch of UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute UCLA Grand Challenges Happenings, September 12, 2019