Featured speakers include U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Steven E. Hyman, M.D., Director, NIMH; Irvin Chen, M.D., Director, AIDS Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles; and Charles Francis, M.D., President, The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Satcher will deliver the keynote address at 10:15 am.
Co-Chairs of the forum are Eric Bing, M.D., Drew University; Gail E. Wyatt, Ph.D., UCLA; and Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D., UCLA.
Consensus-building group sessions will also focus on the role of families in reducing crime and violence and preventing drug abuse. A reception will follow.
NIMH, the lead federal agency responsible for research to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, is one of 26 components that make up the National Institutes of Health, part of the Department of Health and Human Services.