Science Café: Childhood Trauma

Blue Gill Quality Foods - 1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601       GET DIRECTIONS

Dr. Nancy S. Hardt HeadshotCome to the Museum's Science Cafés for an engaging conversation about a variety of science topics. A comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for lively discussions this fall.

Topic: Childhood Trauma Haunts Us in Adulthood: The Brain and Body Keep Score, with Nancy S. Hardt, M.D., Professor, Department of Pathology and Ob-Gyn and Director, Health Equity and Service Learning Programs, University of Florida College of Medicine.

Program Description: Dr. Nancy Hardt will review recent neuroscience and social science research providing evidence that early childhood trauma “imprints” on the brain in ways that can affect health and social well-being throughout adulthood. She will discuss ways individuals and communities can address events to reduce long-term effects, as well as policies that can help other people’s children avoid traumas.

Location: Blue Gill Quality Foods, 1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, with a limited menu offered for participants.

As space is limited for these FREE programs, please RSVP via Eventbrite. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Participants purchase their own food and beverage from a special Science Café menu. Seating and food/beverage ordering begin at 6 p.m. Please note that seating is on a first-come basis (except when wheelchair access is requested in advance).

For more information, please contact Betty Dunckel at or 352-273-2088.