The NYU Master’s Program in Global Public Health will present a panel discussion Tuesday, March 13 on the topic “First Episode Schizophrenia 15 Years Later: Findings from the WHO-Collaborative International Study of Schizophrenia.” The event, which is part of the Conversations on Global Public Health Series, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 246 Greene Street, 1st floor, Kimball Hall Lounge.
The panel will summarize the results of the International Study of Schizophrenia, the outcome of a series of cross-cultural psychiatric epidemiological studies begun in the late 1960’s by the World Health Organization. Timed to coincide with the release of the full volume of findings (Recovery from Schizophrenia: An International Perspective; Oxford, 2007), this presentation will provide a synopsis of the overall findings, highlight some unexpected or anomalous results, and confront the still-vexing question of the role of culture in the long-term course of psychotic diseases.
- Who: Dr. Deborah Padgett (moderator), Professor of Social Work, Shirley M Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, NYU; Dr. Kim Hopper, research scientist and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, N.Y.; Dr. Dolores Malaspina, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine.
- What: “First Episode Schizophrenia 15 Years Later: Findings from the WHO-Collaborative International Study of Schizophrenia.” Panel discussion presented by the NYU Master’s Program in Global Public Health.
- Where: 246 Greene Street, 1st floor, Kimball Hall Lounge. [Subway lines: 6 to Astor Place; A,C,E to West 4th St.]
- When: Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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