In January 2019, three Wu Tsai Neuro faculty attended the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland. From the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Leanne Williams and Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez partnered with Dr. Ada Poon of Electrical Engineering to lead an IdeasLab panel on mental health advancements utilizing “Precision Psychiatry." They made up the fifth group of Stanford scientists sent to Davos in as many years by the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute to highlight the interdisciplinary research in neurosciences underway at the university.
For the first time, the WEF featured a “dedicated mental health track,”as Dr. Rodriguez described it, “raising the visibility of mental health as a global challenge, and laying the foundation for supporting ongoing global mental health initiatives.”
The three faculty also participated in their own individual Science Hub sessions.