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Stress and Resilience with Dr. Victor G. Carrión
Victor G. Carrión is the John A. Turner Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vice-Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Early Life Stress and Resilience Program at Stanford.
Dr. Carrión discussed biological and psychological research on the impact of stress and how this work has helped develop mental health interventions that promote resilience and adaptation.
Associate Vice President for Campus Engagement, Interim Senior Associate Vice President for the Arts
In the arts, Matthew will take a broad look at the opportunities for the arts organizations within the Vice President for the Arts portfolio that includes the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, the Cantor Arts Center, the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford Arts Institute and Stanford Live. As AVP for campus engagement, Matthew is responsible for activating the campus community as a vital part of the vision and mission of the university. As a first priority, he is leading the process of developing a vision for the White Plaza area as a new Town Center for Stanford. He is also responsible for a variety of other initiatives to create connections for the campus community and engagement with the university’s mission, including chairing the university’s Public Art Committee.
Victor G. Carrión
John A. Turner, M.D., Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Stanford Early Life Stress and Resilience Program
Since joining the faculty at Stanford 25 years ago, Dr. Carrión’s research has concentrated in understanding how early life stress, such as traumatic experiences, alter behavior and emotion and the role of brain structure and function in these findings. He has also developed new treatment modalities that are focused and targeted. Dr. Carrión was appointed in 2011 by VP Kamala Harris, then California AG, to the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission for the State of California which he chaired from 2014-2016. He published the main text on the neuroscience of posttraumatic stress in youth, as well as texts on treatment and prevention. He has received multiple awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Institute of Health, among others.
Julie earned her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Stanford in 1989 and a law degree at Harvard. She returned to campus in 1998 to begin a career as a Stanford administrator, first at Stanford Law School, then in the President’s Office, and finally as the Dean of Freshmen, a role for which she received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel award in 2010. In 2012, Julie left Stanford and completed an MFA in Writing at California College of the Arts. She is the author of a book on the harm of over-parenting, How to Raise an Adult, a critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose-poetry memoir on race, Real American, and her newest book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, in which she continues her fierce advocacy for young adults.
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