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The 2007 Depression on College Campuses Conference was a great success. Over 400 people registered, including college administrators, faculty, clinicians, and students from over 70 different institutions and 22 states. The focus this year was on practical approaches and new strategies for dealing with depression and its consequences on campus.

2007 Conference Highlights

Monday, March 19, 2007

Welcoming Remarks

John F. Greden, M.D.
Executive Director, University of Michigan Depression Center

Opening Keynote Presentation

A Personal Story of Depression in College

Aimee C. Belisle, Member, APA's Presidential Task Force on Mental Health on College Campuses

Panel Discussions

Problems Related to Depression

Moderator: Richard Kadison, M.D., Chief, Mental Health Service, Harvard University; Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders Among College-Aged Women, Megan Jones, B.A., Graduate Student, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, Stanford University; Medical and Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Among U.S. College Students, Sean Esteban McCabe, Ph.D., M.S.W., Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center; The Cutting Edge: Self-Injury on College Campuses, Janis Whitlock, Ph.D., M.P.H, Director, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behaviors in Adolescence and Young Adults, Cornell University

Helping Severely Distressed Student: University Policies and Protocols

Moderator: Robert Winfield, M.D., Chief Health Officer, University of Michigan and Director, University Health Service; Should Students at Risk of Suicide be Withdrawn from Campus?, Gary Pavela, Editor, University of Maryland, and Author, "Questions and Answers on College Student Suicide: A Law and Policy Perspective"; NYU Suicides: Challenges and Responses,Paul Grayson, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Behavioral Health, New York University; University of Michigan's Mental Health Policy: Introducing 'MThrives' (Supplementing a liberal policy with additional support), Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Students, University of Michigan; Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student, Joanna Locke, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director, The Jed Foundation

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Reflections and Summary of First Day

Robert Winfield, M.D., Chief Health Officer, University of Michigan and Director, University Health Service

Panel Discussions

Student Perspectives

Moderator: Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Students, University of Michigan
Panelists: University of Michigan undergraduate students Mike Finn, Diana Parrish, Kathryn Roeder, and Stephanie Tillman.

Looking to the Future Key Sources of Data and Information on Student Mental Health

Building a Research Highway: The Center for the Study of College Student Mental Health, Ben Locke, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Research, Penn State University Counseling Center, and Co-founder, Center for the Study of College Student Mental Health; Suicidal Ideation and Associated Behaviors: A Review of the Latest Research; Richard Shadick, Ph.D., Director, Counseling Center and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Pace University; Healthy Minds Study; Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health; The Future is Now: The Value of the Emergent Mental Health Studies and the Challenge of Complementarity; Dennis Heitzmann, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, Penn State University, Co-founder, Center for the Study of College Student Mental Health

Concurrent Sessions

Closing Remarks

John F. Greden, M.D.
Executive Director, University of Michigan Depression Center

 

Special Thanks to our Donors

The University of Michigan Depression Center would like to thank the following schools, colleges, and institutes across the University of Michigan campus that have contributed to this effort. Without their collaboration and assistance, this University-wide initiative would not be possible.

Medical School
University Hospitals and Health Centers
College of Engineering
Office of the Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
Office of the Provost
School of Public Health
School of Social Work
College of Pharmacy
School of Law
University Health Service
School of Information
Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
School of Music
School of Natural Resources and Environment
School of Nursing