Monday, December 16, 2013

Annual Lecture Series on Early Childhood Development

WEDNESDAY, January 15, 2014 

5:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 pm Lecture
7:30 pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Rita BassTrauma & EMS Education Institute
Denver Health Campus
190 6th Avenue @ Bannock
Denver, CO 80204 

Lecture to be delivered by Dipesh Navsaria, M.D.

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD is a public health-trained pediatrician and a children’s librarian and as such has a wonderful and unique perspective on the importance of early childhood literacy and toxic stress. Dr. Navsaria is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and practices general pediatrics at Access Community Health Center. Dr. Navsaria is the director of advocacy training for the University’s pediatric residency program and teaches trainees in a variety of settings.He recently received national recognition for his accomplishments in pediatric advocacy as an awardee from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession. Dr. Navsaria is the founder and director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin and is also the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Over the last two years, he has served on a small, select working group of the American Academy of Pediatrics promoting a new strategic priority on Early Brain and Child Development.  He has lectured to rave reviews throughout the country on the detrimental effects of toxic stress during early childhood and on the importance of early literacy promotion in medical practices.


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