From Cell to Society: Creating a world where all children can succeed

Feb 6, 2014

10:15 AM - 6:00 PM

MaRS Discovery District





On February 6, 2014 CIFAR hosted a symposium which brought together the extended CIFAR community to continue the work that Clyde Hertzman began.


From Cell to Society explored the archeology of biological embedding – the layers and interconnections of development affected by experience – and pointed to ways in which the science can inform policies and interventions to give all children a better chance.

Clyde Hertzman was a long-serving senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Over the course of 25 years, he contributed to four CIFAR programs, and was a driving force behind two programs – Successful Societies and Child & Brain Development – at the time of his death.



Bruce McEwen
Head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
The Rockefeller University
Marla Sokolowski

Marla B. Sokolowski
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
Sir Michael Rutter

Sir Michael Rutter
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
King's College London
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Neal Halfon
UCLA, Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
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Arjumand Siddiqi
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
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Michel Boivin
Canada Research Chair in Child Development
Université Laval
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Sir Michel Marmot
Institute of Health Equity
University College of London
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Ziba Vaghri
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
University of British Columbia
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Craig Alexander
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
TD Bank Group
W. Thomas Boyce

W. Thomas Boyce
University of California, San Francisco