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Real Conversations: Mental Health and Resilience in Times of Resistance

Hear our experts address COVID-19 and longstanding systemic racism, their impact on the mental health of communities of color, and healthy strategies for perseverance and resilience. A moderated question and answer session with attendees will follow the discussion.

Virtual event, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement in partnership with the University of Rochester Diversity Advisory Council and the Office of Equity and Inclusion 

A distinguished panel includes: 

Dr. Kathryn Castle ’04 (Flw) | Moderator
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine and Dentistry,
Director of Adult Ambulatory Services - Behavioral Health and Wellness, University of Rochester Medical Center 

Dr. Jeffrey Gardere ’78
“America’s Psychologist”
Associate Professor and Course Director of Behavioral Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Myra Mathis ’09, ’15M (MD)
Senior Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Telva Olivares ’77, ’99M (Res)
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 

Dr. Rafael Outland ’16W (PhD)
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, SUNY Brockport

We kindly ask that you register in advance by clicking the button above. If you have a question you would like to share with the panel, please include it on your form when you register. They will answer as many participant questions as time allows that day.

A link to join the program will be included in your confirmation email.

This event is part of the new University of Rochester monthly lecture and discussion series, REALRochester's Equity & Access LeadershipConversations. These virtual programs focus on authentic discussions featuring brave and candid dialogues around equity, measurable action, and meaningful change. To view recordings of past events, explore the archive here.

Tuesday, January 19 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Alumni Relations, Office of Equity and Inclusion
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(585) 273-5888 1 (877) 635-4672 (toll-free)

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