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St. Bonaventure University’s Dr. Kimberly Young will sign copies of her memoir Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Bradford Hospital Foundation’s annual Named Fund Luncheon.
The event at the Pennhills Club in Bradford begins at 11:15 a.m.; call 814-362-3200 to register.
“Building Mountains from Dust” chronicles Young’s transformation from a noted counselor helping others to becoming a patient hoping to survive cancer, and how she found her faith after her diagnosis and surviving the death of her husband.
Young is a renowned psychologist, author, and one of the first experts to recognize the crisis of Internet addiction. Since 1995, she has written numerous articles and books on the topic, including the first of its kind screening tests for Internet addiction.
A member of the Jandoli School of Communication faculty since 2002, Young’s work has been featured on “The Dr. Oz Show,” ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, PBS, Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
This week, Young presented the keynote via Skype at the conference “Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development” hosted by the National Academy of Sciences.
Leading researchers and scientists from a variety of disciplines convened at the National Academy of Sciences’ Beckman Conference Center in Irvine, Calif., to report on the state of current research on understanding digital media’s influence on children and adolescents.
Young was also a panelist this week at the “Digital Media and Developing Minds” conference at MIT’s Digital Media Lab in Boston, sponsored by the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development.
To learn more about “Building Mountains from Dust” or to read an excerpt, visit www.netaddiction.net. Proceeds from sales of the book benefit a memorial fund in the name of her late husband, James O’Mara, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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