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Bonnie Kaplan, director of the Behavioral Research Unit at Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Centre, will speak on “Nutrition and Mental Illness: Can Vitamins and Minerals Treat Mood and Behavior Problems?” 6:30 p.m. today in Oechsle Hall room 224.

“Her work is ground-breaking, so we’re excited to hear the latest report of research into how nutritional supplements help sufferers with a variety of mood and behavioural problems,” says Susan Basow, Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology.

Professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Calgary, Kaplan’s major interests are primarily in the area of child and child-health issues. Her major focus has been on learning and attention problems, especially dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (including adult ADHD). She is also interested in the co-occurrence of developmental motor problems (Developmental Coordination Disorder) and its measurement. A second major focus of her research is treatment of mood and behavior disorders with multi-ingredient nutritional supplements.

She earned a B.A. at the University of Chicago in 1968 and received her master’s and Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1971 and 1974. She was a research associate at Yale University School of Medicine from 1973-78.

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