Presented by Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Director, Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS.org), University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine She is also Scientific Advisor of the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (BADM’s CCC), Board Member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and serves as Neuroscientist-in-residence at schools and organizations. She received research training at Harvard, UCLA, Caltech and Stanford. Dr. Hoeft’s current research program focuses on brain development, and brain mechanisms underlying skill acquisition such as language and reading, and educationally relevant concepts such as motivation, mindset, grit and stereotype threat. She is particularly passionate for her research in dyslexia and autism. Hoeft has delivered over 120 lectures including remarks at UNESCO, White House, and keynotes at IMBES and Learning and the Brain conferences. Her work has been covered in media such as The New York Times, NPR, CNN, the New Yorker, and Scientific American.
To RSVP, please email Polly Mayer at Mayer@hnu.edu Suggested $10 donation at the door; profits will be donated to the Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS.org).