#WOW THE WONDER OF WOMEN SUMMIT
#WOW The Wonder of Women Summit is an annual conference that encourages meaningful discussions on topics of interest to women: careers, health and well-being, nurturing and caretaking, and living a full, meaningful life. #WOW’s goal is to enhance both mental and physical health and inspire the next generation of women leaders. It brings together thought leaders and trailblazers in science, health, and culture, along with preeminent UCLA physicians and scientists. These speakers enlighten a community of women united in the common goal toward celebrating women’s whole health in a global environment.
Funds raised from this event are used to support the UCLA Friends of the Semel Institute Scholars, the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors Clinical Innovation Grants, and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Research Initiative at UCLA.
JANE AND TERRY SEMEL INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR AT UCLA
The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital (NPI) was founded in 1961 as a research, education and treatment center with the mission to serve those who suffer chronic psychiatric, neurological disease and behavioral disorders. Initially supported entirely by State funds, NPI was transferred to the University and became part of UCLA Health Sciences in 1973.
In 2004 with the endowment of the Institute and Hospital, the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
was established and the Neuropsychiatric Hospital was renamed the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. The Semel Institute is under the Directorship of Dr. Peter Whybrow, Executive Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Physician-in-Chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
THE FRIENDS OF THE SEMEL INSTITUTE
The Friends of the Semel Institute
hosts the Open Mind
, a free public lecture and film series, that pairs the best and the brightest creative minds in the cultural landscape with UCLA preeminent scientists to discuss mental health topics.
The Friends also support the next generation of scientists through The Friends Scholar Program that provides grants to outstanding young researchers working to develop innovative treatments that lead to advances in treatments for brain disorders. Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the Semel Institute, is the Faculty Advisor to The Friends.
RESNICK NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL BOARD OF ADVISORS
The Resnick Board brings prominent members of the Los Angeles Community together in support of the increasingly rare inpatient psychiatric hospital. The Board created The Community Conversations
series that provides needed educational symposiums by top experts in the field on important mental health topics and participated in the UCLA TEDX program with a salon on Empowered Aging. Dr. Thomas Strouse is the Medical Director of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
and the Faculty Advisor to its Board of Advisors.