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TODAY: Dr. Kathryn Castle - "Black Women Scholars" Series Speaker

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Downtown Campus - High Falls A / Live Streamed Brighton Campus: Empire Room
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

The African American Affinity Group presents: The "Black Women Scholar" Series.

Presenter: Katherine Castle, Ph.D.

Title: Surviving and Thriving in Higher Education as a Black Woman

Summary: This discussion will focus on the need for continued connection of Black Students to Black faculty while in college and graduate school.

Please Note that this presentation will take place Downtown Campus – High Falls A and will be Live Streamed at the Brighton Campus: Empire Room


Dr. Kathryn Castle is a clinical psychologist She has expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, and suicidal behavioral.  Dr. Castle is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Within the Department of Psychiatry she serves as Director of Adult Ambulatory Services (four adult outpatient behavioral health services).  Dr. Castle also services as a clinical supervisor for psychology trainees in the Adult Psychology Training Program. Dr. Castle is also the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Castle received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia.  She completed her graduate training at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and her clinical/pediatric internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, also in Chicago.  She has advanced training in adolescent health through her postdoctoral fellowship in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) a joint fellowship through the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.  Dr. Castle also completed a three year, National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide within the Department of Psychiatry. 

Her research focus has been in the identification of risk and protective factors for depression and suicidal behavior (ideation and attempts) in Black/African American adolescents and young adults.  She has examined the relationship between perceived discrimination/racism and depression and suicidal behavior.  She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has published articles on this topic.  

SPONSOR: African American Affinity Group
CONTACT: Melany J. Silas x6128