Archive Tag: Event

Amid concern over the climate crisis and in the absence of federal action, momentum is building on the local and state level toward 100% clean energy. The topic drew more than 200 invited national leaders, state legislators, city mayors, activists, regulators and scholars from 30 states to the Summit on State & Local Progress Toward 100% Clean Energy at UCLA Luskin Conference Center on November 6, 2019. 

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UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) Executive Member Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry professor and director of the Innovative Treatment Network within the DGC) traveled to Cleveland to join Cleveland Cavaliers star and former UCLA standout Kevin Love for a discussion on mental health awareness on October 9, 2019. The discussion was timed to coincide with the eve of World Mental Health Day, a day which takes place every year on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health issues.

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UCLA and Zócalo Public Square hosted a panel titled, “Is Depression a 21st-Century Epidemic”, on September 11, 2019 in Washington D.C. The panel was moderated by Amy Ellis Nutt (former science writer for The Washington Post) and focused on how to approach diagnosing, preventing, and treating depression in the modern age. Panelists included Shelli Avenevoli (deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health) and UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) Executive Committee members Nelson Freimer (psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences professor and director of the DGC) and Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry professor and director of the Innovative Treatment Network within the DGC).

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With one million species at risk of extinction worldwide in the coming decades, researchers and conservation experts from across California met on September 5, 2019 at UCLA to plot a strategy for rapidly sampling and studying the genetics of 150 species to give them a fighting chance of surviving the impacts of climate change.  

The meeting was the first convening of advisors to the California Conservation Genomics Project, a three-year, state-funded $10 million project led by UCLA announced in July. Participants gave feedback on everything from how the initial 150 species should be selected, to sampling strategies and project administration. 

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