The VUB Compassionate Communities Centre of Expertise (COCO) would like to invite you to the 4th COCO seminar. This time, in collaboration with the Brussels University Consultation Centre (BRUCC), we are organizing a masterclass in translational research for PhD students, given by prof. dr. Janis Whitlock.
In this translational research masterclass, we explore how communities can address the mental health challenges of adolescents and young adults affected by non-suicidal self-injury, suicide, serious illness, death, death, and loss.
Janis Whitlock (PhD.) is a scientific researcher and the associate director for education and training at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. She is the director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery and is the author of publications on non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence and young adulthood, social media and mental health, and on young people's connection to schools and communities. Dr. Whitlock received the Francqui Prize in 2019, a prestigious Belgian prize awarded in recognition of academic achievement in the social sciences.
The masterclass will take place on Thursday 21 April 2022, from 14:00 to 15:30 (CET) and will be organised on-campus. (Location: VUB – Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus (Etterbeek) in the U-residence - Green room. ) Participation is free, but registration is required. Interested PhD students can register via this link.