Thursday, October 4, 2012

Childhood trauma expert Dr. Robert Anda describes his work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences study on October 23 at UAA

Dr. Robert Anda
Childhood trauma expert, Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, will be at UAA on October 23 to describe the ACE study and discuss ways  the University can help address critical issues related to child maltreatment.

This interactive presentation will include a panel discussion about what tomorrow's leaders - our students - need to know to make a difference.  Dean Bill Hogan of the UAA College of Health will be the moderator for this event.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wendy Williamson Auditorium, UAA Campus
Cost: FREE - Open to the UAA and Anchorage community

This event is sponsored by the UAA College of Health, the Justice Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Department of Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work.

Dr. Anda will also be speaking earlier on Tuesday, October 23, at the Alaska Childhood Maltreatment Conference at the Anchorage Hilton. He will be facilitating a workshop presentation, "Barriers to Change: A Public Health Approach to Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)," that includes 10 state leaders from the fields of behavioral health, public health, public safety, and child welfare. Click here for information on the conference.  The Justice Center, the College of Health (COH) and the COH entities noted above are also sponsors of the conference.

For more information about Dr. Anda and his research, visit his website.

Questions about Dr. Anda's UAA lecture? Please contact the UAA College of Health, Harriet Paule at 786-4852 or email