Date: Feb. 27, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: CE 309

Mary Ott Photo
MHHS Presents:

Mary Ott, MD., MA. -- “The Adolescent Brain: How a Desire to Help Children Led to a Career Focused on the Ethics of Adolescent Consent and Capacity”

The popular media portrays adolescents as risk-taking, emotional, irrational, and hormonally driven. However, modern neuroscience, pasychology and behavioral health research paint a much more nuanced picture of the adolescent brain. Dr. Ott is an adolescent medicine physician and pediatric ethicist who will take a research based approach to adolescent capacity, and apply this empirical understanding to modern day issues in adolescent health. She will provide insight into how her career unfolded, emphasizing the importance of mentors, self-assessment, and opportunity.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the key role of menotrs in career development

2. Reflect on your own learning needs and creating opportunities to meet those needs

3. Identify the four core aspects of consent

4. Compare adolescent capacity to adult capacity

5. Apply a working knowledge of adolescent capacity to ethical questions in adolescent health

Parking Information: 

For seminars held in the IUPUI Campus Center: park in the Vermont Street parking garage, 1004 W. Vermont St., next to the IUPUI Campus Center.

For seminars held in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building: park in the University Hospital parking garage, 600 University Blvd., and walk west on Walnut Street to reach the Medical Science building.

For seminars held in the Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium: park in the Riley Outpatient parking garage, 575 West Dr.

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