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CSC in the News
New Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity in Adulthood
A new study published in Pediatrics reveals a link between childhood ADHD and obesity in adulthood. The study, which is the first long-term study of its kind, was led by The Child Study Center's Dr. Francisco Xavier Castellanos and assesses the health outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD, focusing on obesity and Body Mass Index. “Our results found that even when you control for other factors often associated with increased obesity rates such as socioeconomic status, men diagnosed with ADHD were at a significantly higher risk to suffer from high BMI and obesity as adults,” Dr. Castellanos is quoted as saying. Read more at the links below.
The Child Study Center Shares Resources for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
The Child Study Center acknowledged National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday, May 9th by staffing a table in the lobby of NYU Langone Medical Center where we passed out information on our services and resources for children's mental health services. Passersby were able to spin a wheel for a chance to win a Child Study Center branded slinky.
Facutly and staff wore special green ribbons all day to recognize the importance of child and adolescent mental health.
For more information on our services and additional resources for children's mental health, visit this page.
(May 9, 2013)
Dr. Jennifer Havens Presented with Child Advocacy Award
The Child Study Center's Dr. Jennifer Havens was presented with the Child Advocacy Award late last month by the Commissioner of Administration for Children's Services. This Award recognizes outstanding individuals or organizations who promote the safety and well-being of children and young people in New York City by going beyond what is expected of them. Dr. Havens was one of six individuals who received the award this year. In honoring these exemplary New Yorkers, Commissioner Ronald E. Richter cited them for their extraordinary efforts to protect children, strengthen families, and for supporting Children's Services' efforts to achieve these goals. A big congrats to Dr. Havens. Read more about the award here.(May 6, 2013)
The Child Study Center's Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw at TEDxNYU 2013
On Saturday, May 4th, 2013 The Child Study Center’s Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw presented at TEDxNYU 2013. Her talk, entitled "The H Word," will be available to view online the TEDxNYU website in June.
TEDxNYU is a local, self-organized event developed as an off-shoot of the highly popular nonprofit, TED, an organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. The TEDx program gives communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxNYU brings thought-leaders from the NYU community together to share ideas, insights, and inspiration.
Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw is the director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at NYU Langone Medical Center as well as a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and a group supervisor for the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Her presentation was one of several at the TEDxNYU event this year, which also included performances and a special guest. For more information, visit the TEDxNYU website.
NYU Langone Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Professor Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Joseph LeDoux, PhD, professor in both the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department Psychiatry has joined the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Sciences, becoming one of 84 members elected to the Academy this year in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the National Academy of Sciences, a non-profit organization established in 1863 to advise the federal government about science and technology, is widely considered one of the highest honors accorded to a scientist.
Dr. LeDoux is one of two NYU Langone Medical Center professors to be elected to the National Academy of Science this year. For the full news release, visit NYU Langone Medical Center's website.(May 2, 2013)
NBC's The Rock Center with Brian Williams Speaks to The CSC's Dr. Rachel Klein and Dr. Xavier Castellanos
NBC's The Rock Center with Brian Williams spoke with The Child Study Center's Dr. Rachel Klein and Dr. Xavier Castellanos their work regarding ADHD, including a longterm study that tracked boys diagnosed with ADHD through childhood and into their 40s and 50s. View NBC's report and read more about the results of Dr. Klein's study here.(April 5, 2013)
Cast member of Broadway's "Orphans" Consults with Dr. Glenn Saxe
Tom Sturridge, cast member of Broadway's 'Orphans' starring Sturridge, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Foster, recently shared with the New York Times that he consulted The Child Study Center's Dr. Saxe while developing his character for the play. Sturridge plays Philip, a man who hasn't left the house in 15 years. The play opens on April 18th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater.(April 3, 2013)
Forgetting First Words on a List May Signal Mental Decline
A study conducted by researchers at the Child Study Center found that adults who struggled to remember the first few words on a list were more likely to experience mental decline in the following years. Fox News has more on the story here. (March 8, 2013)
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital to Improve Trauma Services in City's Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office issued a press release regarding a new partnership between New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital to improve trauma services in the city's child welfare and juvenile justice systems. To read the press release, visit the City's News From the Blue Room here. (February 12, 2013)
NYC Partners With NYU On Children In Protective Care
Dr. Glenn Saxe, Director of the CSC, spoke with WCBS' Live from the Couch on a groundbreaking new partnership between New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital, to improve the outcomes for children in the care of city protective services. Visit WCBS' website to read more about this partnership ansad to watch Dr. Saxe on Live from the Couch. (February 12, 2013)
Partnership Aims to Pinpoint Trauma's Impact on City Youth
NY1 spoke to Dr. Glenn Saxe, Director of the CSC, about the new partnership between New York City's Department of Childrens' Services, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital to improve how they address trauma in the lives of young people in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems Watch the report here. (February 12, 2013)
Not Always Fun and Games
The New York Times spoke to Dr. Jess Shatkin about the impact of toy guns on childrens' minds. Read more about this controversial issue here. (February 8, 2013)
Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child’s ADHD Risk
Dr. Rachel Klein, Director of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the CSC, spoke with Health.com on the potential link between maternal depression, violence at home, and childhood ADHD. Read the article here. (February 7, 2013)
Minors Attitudes toward Peers with Asthma: A Developmental Study
Dr. Jean-Marie Bruzzese examined minors' attitudes toward peers with asthma to determine if attitudes changed by grade, sex, asthma knowledge, or asthma status. A brief update on her findings has been published in MDLinx. (January 29, 2013)
Diet, parental involvement and preschool can raise child's IQ
The Deseret News cites a Child Study Center article in their piece on diet, parental involvement, and preschool's positive effect on childrens' IQ. Read it here.(January 28, 2013)
Selling a New Generation on Guns?
Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, spoke with the NY Times on the gun industry's campaign to reach younger and younger shooters. See what he has to say about children and guns in this article.(January 26, 2013)
Is Modern Parenting Bad for Babies?
Dr. Timothy Verduin spoke with mom.me about what impact, if any, modern parenting has on child development. Hear what he has to say in this article.(January 22, 2013)
Storm Troupers in Vogue Magazine
Dr. Jenny Havens is featured in Vogue Magazine's "Storm Troupers," a photo spread of first responders to Hurricane Sandy. Find Dr. Havens in the photo of Bellevue Hospitals' Neonatal Intensive Care Unit here. (January 18, 2013)
Initiatives Support Healing to Help Camden Cope
Dr. Glenn Saxe, Director of the Child Study Center, speaks on helping Camden, an impoverished community with a high rate of homicide, heal from trauma. Read the article, published in the Courier Post, here. (January 12, 2013)