News Release

Columbia Children’s Health to host webinar on mental health in uncertain times: Fostering resilience in children & adolescents

Pediatric specialists from Columbia University Children’s Health and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital will address timely issues for pediatricians and families

Meeting Announcement

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

November 12, 2021 – Columbia University Children’s Health and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital will hold a webinar on Wednesday, November 17, 6-7pm ET, on common mental health challenges young people face and how to foster resilience in children and adolescents. 

Leaders in pediatric care and experts in child/adolescent psychology and mental health will address the mental health impacts of the pandemic, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, marijuana use, social media and its effects, suicide awareness, navigating social and learning environments, and more. 

The conversation will be moderated by award-winning CBS medical correspondent Dr. Max Gomez. Attendees will have a chance to submit questions to the panelists.

Speakers from Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital will include:

  • Warren Y.K. Ng, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Outpatient Behavioral Health and Director of Clinical Services, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Laura H. Mufson, PhD, Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
  • Jonathan A. Slater, MD, Senior Consultant, Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service
  • Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD, General Pediatrician and Physician Lead, HealthySteps/Family PEACE/Turn 2 Us
  • Sarah Ann Anderson-Burnett, MD, PhD, Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Associate Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

“The past year has brought unprecedented challenges for young people worldwide, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the inundation of social media to the everyday stressors of growing up, and it’s important to recognize how these issues are affecting children and adolescents,” said Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD, chair of pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and physician-in-chief of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. “We’re proud to share our expertise, informed by extensive experience in child psychology and mental health, to educate parents and pediatricians on how to keep young people feeling confident and resilient in this shifting landscape.” 

Register here to attend the webinar. To view previous webinars from Columbia Children’s Health, visit here.




About Columbia Children’s Health

For more than a century, Columbia University has been committed to making a difference in the lives of children. ColumbiaDoctors Children’s Health continues that exceptional tradition through an affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks among the best in the nation for children’s care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. 

ColumbiaDoctors Children’s Health is the trusted source and destination for treatment of some of the rarest, most complex pediatric illnesses affecting children in the tri-state region. With experts in all pediatric specialties, ColumbiaDoctors Children's Health features more than 400 pediatric specialists known for combining the very latest advances in medicine with compassionate, personalized care. Visit us at


NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems, encompassing 10 hospitals across the Greater New York area, more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups, and an array of telemedicine services.

A leader in medical education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only academic medical center in the nation affiliated with two world-class medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. This collaboration means patients have access to the country’s leading physicians, the full range of medical specialties, latest innovations in care, and research that is developing cures and saving lives.

Ranked the #1 hospital in New York and the #7 hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is also recognized as among the best in the nation in the U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Founded 250 years ago, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a long legacy of medical breakthroughs and innovation, from the invention of the Pap test to pioneering the groundbreaking heart valve replacement procedure called TAVR.

NewYork-Presbyterian’s 48,000 employees and affiliated physicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to New Yorkers and patients from across the country and around the world.

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