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National Experts To Discuss Science of Child Development
Three of the nation’s leading experts on public policy and preschool children will discuss the science of early childhood development Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the 2005 Lipsitt-Duchin Lectures in Child Behavior and Development. The presentations will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. in MacMillan Hall at Brown University.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jack Shonkoff, an authority on the application of neurobiology to early childhood policy, will discuss the role science must play in shaping services to preschoolers Monday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. in Starr Auditorium, MacMillan Hall. The event is open to the public.
Shonkoff is the keynote speaker for the 2005 Lewis P. and Edna Duchin Lipsitt Lectures in Child Behavior and Development sponsored by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and Brown’s Center for the Study of Human Development. The title of this year’s lecture series is “The Science of Early Childhood Development: Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do.” Shonkoff, a board-certified pediatrician, is the Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Brandeis University
A post-lecture discussion will feature Julius B. Richmond, M.D., the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy Emeritus at Harvard University, former U.S. surgeon general and first director of the national Head Start program, and Edward Zigler, the Sterling Professor of Psychology at Yale University, architect of Head Start and first director of the U.S. Office of Child Development.