Summer Institute 2013

The 2013 Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Summer Institute

Director: BJ Casey

The 2013 Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Summer Institute was held July 22-26 on Manhattan’s beautiful Upper East Side and directed by Dr. BJ Casey of the Sackler Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. This year’s course had an all star cast of distinguished speakers, all former institute participants who have made their mark on the fields of developmental, affective and cognitive neuroscience. The themes of the course were on learning, development and genetic and environmental influences on behaviors. Participants benefited from lectures and from direct interactions with the lecturers during both social and scientific events scheduled each day. The institute was geared toward predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows with room and partial board provided for all selected attendees through generous support from the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. family.

Applications are now CLOSED for the 2013 Summer Institute.




SCHEDULE
All lectures will be held at Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Ave (at 69 St), in Room A-126 unless otherwise specified.

2013 JULY 22 Monday
5-7:30pm Opening Reception at Uncorked Wine & Tapas, 344 East 59th Street at 2nd Avenue (Introduction to Course, Guess that Speaker, and Blitz Presentations by Attendees)  
2013 JULY 23 Tuesday
9:00am
Dima Amso, Brown, "Attention and Memory across Development"
 
10:30am
Daphna Shohamy, Columbia University
 
12:00pm Lunch on your own  
1:00pm  
2:30pm
Todd Hare, University of Zurich, "The impact of acute stress on decision making and self-control"
 
5:00pm
Happy Hour at a local bar
2013 JULY 24 Wednesday
9:00 am
Michael Frank, Brown, "Control over learning and action in frontostriatal circuits"
 
10:30 am
Damien Fair, OHSU
 
12:00pm Lunch on your own  
1:00pm
Daniel Ansari, University of Western Ontario
 
2:30pm
Jason Zevin, Weill Cornell Medical College
 
5:00pm
Dinner on your own, Work on skits
 
2013 JULY 25 Thursday
9:00am
Nim Tottenham, UCLA, "Development of Human Amygdala-mPFC Connectivity & Influences of Early Adverse Experiences"
 
10:30am
Kevin Bath, Brown
 
12:00pm Lunch on your own  
1:00pm
Margaret Sheridan, Harvard University Medical School
 
2:30pm
Gaia Scerif, University of Oxford, "How does attention matter? Insights from atypical and typical development"
 
6-9:00pm
Closing Reception at Covo Lounge, 701 West 135th Street on 12th Avenue (Group Picture and Skits by Attendees)
 
2013 JULY 26 Friday
9:00am  
10:30am
BJ Casey, Weill Cornell Medical College, Closing Remarks
 
11:00am Adjourn  
Address
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Box 140, 1300 York Avenue NY, NY 10065
Phone
212.746.4886
Fax
212.746.5755