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Professional Webinar: Puberty, Ovarian Hormones and Genetics: The Basics of What You Need to Know

October 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Puberty, Ovarian Hormones and Genetics:
The Basics of What You Need to Know

Presented byKelly Klump, PhD

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Eating disorders exhibit significant heritability in adulthood. Adolescence, however, is marked by dramatic shifts in genetic effects that provide clues about the genes/neurobiology involved in the etiology of eating pathology. Data that demonstrate the critical roles of puberty and ovarian hormones in contributing to genetic risk for disordered eating will be reviewed.

This webinar will help attendees understand the extent to which the genetic basis of eating disorders is dynamic and changing across adolescent development and what constitutes the biological milieu that characterizes the adolescent period.


About the Presenter:

Kelly Klump, PhDis an MSU Foundation Professor in the Psychology Department at Michigan State University and serves as an Advisory Committee Member for The Renfrew Center Clinical Excellence Board. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology summa cum laude from Michigan State University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital in the Harvard University Medical School, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Klump co-founded the Michigan State University Twin Registry, a population-based twin registry that includes over 25,000 twins. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including the Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence in 2012. She has been awarded the APA Early Contributions Award, and has served as the President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Dr. Klump is a Fellow of the AED and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a licensed Psychologist and currently serves as Treasurer of the Behavior Genetics Association. Dr. Klump has been named one of the top 25 Psychology Professors in Michigan.