Five College Consortium

Presidential Colloquium:Jack Shonkoff

Thu, Feb 15 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Weinstein Auditorium

On February 15 Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., founding director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will offer a Presidential Colloquium on “Leveraging 21st-Century Science to Advance Social Justice.”


Since 2006, Shonkoff has led Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child (https://developingchild.<wbr />, whose mission is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. He also chairs the JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress, which is developing new ways to assess the biological, bio-behavioral and health consequences of excessive stress. In 2011, he launched Frontiers of Innovation to support the lifelong health of young children and families experiencing significant adversity.


Shonkoff is a chaired professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the Graduate School of Education; he also is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.


More information: https://developingchild.<wbr /><wbr />shonkoff/

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