The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is pleased to present Semel Grand Rounds, our weekly educational conference featuring presentations on evidence-based clinical practices, cutting-edge insights from neuroscience, and the role of society in shaping mental health.

Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentation:

Christopher Scott Colwell, PhD

Circadian Disruption as a Core Feature of Psychiatric Disorders

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

11 am to 12 pm

 Desired Outcomes: 

  1. Updated understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings of circadian rhythms and how these rhythms are regulated by the environment.
  2. To better understand that most aspects of our body exhibit circadian rhythms and that these rhythms are critical to our health.
  3. To appreciate that psychiatric disorders, disturb the circadian timing system and that this disruption may contribute your patient’s symptoms.
  4. To be informed about the latest ideas of counter-measures that we can all use to improve our daily rhythms in the face of our challenges of modern living. 

Target Audience:  This activity is geared to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, MFCCs/MFTs, but all are invited. 

Covid-19: In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Semel Grand Rounds will be held via Zoom webinar for the foreseeable future. Please see our Events page for upcoming presentations. Use the link associated with each event to register in advance of the talk. Information on how to join the webinar will then be emailed to you.

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