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With Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Congresswoman, NY-12) & Eric Hollander (Dir., Spectrum Neuroscience & Treatment Institute).
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $25
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney


"A tenacious, resilient legislator --Time Magazine

"New York's Congressional delegation stands out for their moxie, kind of the way New Yorkers themselves often do. Among the brashest members is Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat of Manhattan --The New York Times

First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is a recognized national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, & women's issues.

Maloney has authored & passed more than 70 measures, either as stand-alone bills or as measures incorporated into larger legislation packages. Ten of these bills were signed into law at formal (and rare) Presidential Signing Ceremonies. She has authored landmark legislation including the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act & its reauthorization to make sure all those suffering health aliments associated with 9/11 get the medical care & compensation they need & deserve; the Debbie Smith Act, which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits & has been called the most important anti-rape legislation in history;' & the Credit CARD Act, also known as the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights, which according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has saved consumers more than $16 billion annually since it was signed into law in 2009.

Rep. Maloney's career has been a series of firsts. She is the first woman to represent New York's 12th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City's 7th Councilmanic district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); & was the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House & Senate panel that examines & addresses the nation's most pressing economic issues.

Maloney is the author of Rumors of our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women's Lives Aren't Getting any Easier & how we can Make Real Progress for Ourselves & Our Daughters, which has been used as a textbook in women's studies courses.

Maloney is currently a senior member of both the House Financial Services Committee (where she serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets) & the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, & the House Ranking House Member of the Joint Economic Committee. In the House Democratic Caucus, she has served as a Regional Whip & as Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee.

On the House Financial Services Committee she has worked to modernize financial services laws & regulations, strengthen consumer protections, & institute more vigilant oversight of the safety & soundness of our nation's banking industry. In the 114th Congress, she was selected by her Committee colleagues to be Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises & continues in this position in the 115th Congress as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities & Investment. She continues her membership on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit (which she chaired in the 109th & 110th Congresses, & where she served as Ranking Member in the 112th Congress), & also serves on the newly created Subcommittee on Terrorism & Illicit Finance.

Maloney served on the historic conference committee for the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, which also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights (the Credit CARD Act) was signed into law by President Obama in Spring of 2009. She is currently working to curb the use of anonymous shell companies that finance illicit drugs, human trafficking, & terrorism.

Her legislation to create Women's Health Offices in five Federal agencies was part of the landmark health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama.

She has delivered more than $10 billion in federal aid to New York City, including billions of dollars for the two largest transit construction projects in the nation, the Second Avenue Subway & the East Side Access project, both of which run through her district, & have helped create thousands of jobs in New York. Among other projects she has secured federal funding for are: $670 million for replacing the Kosciuszko Bridge, $37.9 million for the Floating Hospital, $4.4 million for new ferries, $20 million for Dutch Kills Green, $27 million for Queensbridge roof repairs, & more than $300 million in federal grants for high-speed rail improvement projects in the Sunnyside Rail Yards.

During her time on the New York City Council, then Councilmember Maloney led the effort to implement Vendex & ensure city contracts were bidded & awarded responsibly. She has introduced similar legislation at the federal level.

GovTrack awarded her the top spot among House Democrats in their Leadership Score category - indicating her great ability to get cosponsors on her bills.

She is on the Board of Trustees of Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research & is an Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Member of

the NY Junior League.

Maloney attained a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo in January 2007.

Dr. Eric Hollander


Dr. Hollander has served as the principal investigator for 10 federal grants, including the DOD CBDV in ASD treatment study; the FDA Orphan Product Division grant for treating hyperphagia in Prader-Willi Syndrome & other FDA multi-center trials of pediatric body dysmorphic disorder & autism; the NIH Greater New York Autism Center of Excellence; the NIMH Research Training Grant in Psychopharmacology & Outcomes Research. He was the principal investigator of the autism Clinical Trials Network, & Chair of the eight centers NIH STAART Autism Steering Committee. He is involved in research on the neuropharmacology, neuropsychiatry, functional imaging, & treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, impulsive-aggressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive-related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, pathological gambling; Prader Willi Syndrome, & Autism. Dr. Hollander served as Chair of the DSM-V Research Planning Agenda for Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Spectrum Disorders, & member of the DSM-5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Post-Traumatic & Dissociative Disorders Workgroup, & the Behavioral & Substance Addictions Workgroup

During his career, Dr. Hollander has published more than 500 scientific publications in the professional literature. He has edited 20 books, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2017), the Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2011), the Textbook of Anxiety Disorders (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2002 & 2009 editions), & the Clinical Manual of Impulse Control Disorders (2006

Dr Hollander previously served as the Esther & Joseph Klingenstein Professor & Chair of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine & was Director of the Seaver & NY Autism Center of Excellence in New York City. Before then he served as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York.


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