August 31

The Friends Open Mind Program, “This is Your Brain on Food”

Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of the groundbreaking new book, This is Your Brain on Food – An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, and More. Zhaoping Li, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition at UCLA, will join Dr. Naidoo in discussion.

In This is Your Brain on Food, which has been featured in the Wall Street JournalABC NewsHarvard Health Press and more, Dr. Naidoo explains the evidence-based science that shows how food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.

Dr. Naidoo, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, professionally trained chef, and nutrition specialist, is regarded nationally and internationally as a medical pioneer in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry. In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the US. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Zhaoping Li is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Human Nutrition at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Li completed her MD and PhD in Physiology at Bejing University and her residency training at the UCLA-VA Internal Medicine program in 1996 where she also served as Chief Medical resident. She has been a faculty member at UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System since 1997. Thursday, September 9
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Registration is required for this
free live private Zoom event.
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