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John J. Witmeyer III '68 Dean's Colloquium 2018

Dr. Ned Hallowell, M ‘78

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall (room 213) in the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) at Tulane University
Free and open to the public, with a book signing and reception to follow.

Ned Hallowell is a psychiatrist and founder of the Hallowell Centers, which specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of learning differences, especially attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia, in adults and children. Having both ADHD and dyslexia himself, he sees them not as disorders but rather as traits that can confer enormous benefit.

In his talk, “The World of ADHD in 2018: 40 Years After I Left Tulane, and the Enormous Debt I Owe the School,” Hallowell will trace the development of ADHD from its early 20th century beginnings into the well-recognized condition it is today. He will also discuss how important the strength-based approach is, and why he says he would never have developed it without his years at Tulane.

Hallowell’s New York Times best-seller on attention deficit disorder, Driven to Distraction, brought ADD to the public. His other 19 books have sold over 2 million copies, and deal with psychological topics including ADD, the transformative force of connection in human life, and how to deal with worry. He also hosts a weekly podcast called Distraction, and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and 60 Minutes. Hallowell is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School for 20 years.

This event is part of the John J. Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium series, which invites distinguished alumni back to campus to discuss their careers and professions.

Sponsored by Newcomb-Tulane College, the Goldman Center, Tulane Success Center, and Tulane Medical School.

Previous Dean’s Colloquia
2016-17 Dean's Colloquium: Roger Ervin
2015-16 Dean’s Colloquium: Steven Paul
2014-15 Dean’s Colloquium: Meria Carstarphen
2013-14 Dean's Colloquium: Alex McMurray
2012-13 Dean's Colloquium: Attorney Ira Sorkin
2011-12 Dean's Colloquium: NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley
2010-11 Dean's Colloquium: Actor Bryan Batt
2009-10 Dean's Colloquium: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
2008-09 Dean's Colloquium: NPR Correspondent Gwen Thompkins
2007-08 Dean’s Colloquium: Appraiser and “History Detectives” star Elyse Luray