Veritas Forum with David Carreon, MD
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dr. David Carreon graduated from UCLA where he studied Civil Engineering where he developed a love for science working on mechanically probing the rigidity of single cells. He was also interested in medical service, and founded a non-profit that works to connect students wanting to help with the poor who need it in Mexico. While continuing his education at Stanford School of Medicine, he came across an incredible startup, anti-poverty nonprofit out of Stanford GSB called Nuru International. He decided to take a leave of absence and worked for Nuru in Kenya, leading the healthcare team in rolling out efficient interventions like community health workers and vaccination campaigns. Upon returning to medical school, he realized how interconnected the world was and, for better or worse, how much the rest of the world looked to the United States as an example. He realized the biggest impact he could make was to help get things right at home.
Dr. Carreon decided to study neuroscience in medical school to prepare for his future career as a psychiatrist, and found a mentor Amit Etkin, with whom he worked from 2012 - 2018. After much toil and tribulation (as is normally the way of it), he graduated medical school and continued into psychiatry residency at Stanford. He continued to explore questions of human choice clinically and experimentally.
Dr. Carreon's research interests have been focused on questions of cognitive control. His first project with the Etkin lab was using brains stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation, TMS) to try to modify inhibition control in healthy subjects. Additionally, Dr. Carreon looked at the role of executive function in mental illness via meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. He is currently working on analyzing objective measures of cognition in post-war mental illness (including PTSD, TBI and depression) and studying how these measures relate to subjective symptoms and neurological measurements.
Dr. Carreon's interests are quite broad. He likes to read, write, discuss and debate. Philosophy, faith and science tend to be his favorite topics, but he's pretty happy to talk about anything. His recent interests have included neuroscience, psychology, economics (particularly in behavior and healthcare), statistics and history (especially of science and Christianity). Dr. Carreon loves teaching, particularly neuroscience, and has spoken dozens of times to over 9,000 people.
This event is co-sponsored with The Veritas Forum.
Beimfohr-Neuss Lecture Spring 2018
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pianist Mia Chung was the first-prize winner of the 1993 Concert Artists Guild Competition and a recipient of the 1997 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Dr. Chung has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Alabama Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Seoul Philharmonic, among others, under the direction of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Andrew Litton, and Richard Westerfield.
An active recitalist, she has performed in major concert halls including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Boston's Symphony Hall; Seoul's Sejong Art Center; and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. A 1993 Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, Dr. Chung toured Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. She was also a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society II.
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received a master's degree from Yale University and a doctorate degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Peter Serkin, Boris Berman, Raymond and Anne Hanson, and George Manos.
A faculty member at Gordon College since 1991, Dr. Chung joined the Curtis faculty in 2012.