Child Trauma Expert to Speak At Grand Rounds

By Ben Boulden

Felitti is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, an in-depth analysis of over 17,000 adults. The ACE study revealed a powerful relationship between the emotional experiences of children and the physical and mental health of adults.

Felitti will be speaking on “The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Medicine.” For more information on the presentation, contact Cary Wilson, (501) 526-8166, or ccwilson2@uams.edu.

Founder of the Department of Preventive Medicine for Kaiser Permanente, Felitti served as chief of preventive medicine at the health-care company for over 25 years. Under Felitti’s leadership, his department provided comprehensive medical evaluations to 1.1 million individuals, becoming the largest single-site medical evaluation facility in the western world. Felitti has also served on advisory committees at the Institute of Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association.


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