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Children’s Right to Thrive: The Promise and Barriers to Putting Science into Action

  • When October 4 , 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Who Craig Ramey, PhD and Sharon Ramey, PhD

    Distinguished Research Scholars, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; Research Professors of Psychology, Virginia Tech; Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia

  • Where Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, M106
    2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

In this community-focused talk, Sharon and Craig Ramey will use examples from their own research program to review the remarkable advances in understanding the early course of human development. They will argue that more is known scientifically than is being put into practice. They will also make the case that Virginia—and Roanoke, in particular—can become a national focal point for the integration of science and practice in health, education, and well-being, with anticipated benefits to children, families, and society. Major barriers must be overcome, however, before those benefits can be realized.

A public reception will precede this event in the VTC Cafe at 4:30 p.m.

Craig Ramey, PhD and Sharon Ramey, PhD

Craig Ramey, PhD and Sharon Ramey, PhD

Additional details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2013, or send an e-mail.

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