Professional Lunch Series: What’s up Doc? Featuring Dr. Ruden, Co-Founder of Manhattan Private Practice

  •  May 4, 2018
     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Event Phone: (212) 729-2947

Join us for the Professional Lunch Series!

During this 1 hour session, you will eat and drink while learning from a variety of professionals, some Macaulay Honors College alums and others throughout different industries. Each speaker, brings a new perspective and set of tools to provide advice on the best strategies to follow your path and meet your career goals. They will share stories from their undergraduate experience to their present-day role. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions in this informal discussion.

For this week’s speaker, please see the information below.

Professional Lunch Series
What’s up Doc? Featuring Dr. Ruden, Co-Founder of Manhattan Private Practice

Over the last three decades, Ronald Ruden MD, PhD has practiced internal medicine. As a primary care physician he has cared for thousands of patients and has developed a deep appreciation for the effect the mind has on the body. In addition to patient care he has self-funded his own translational research. His research takes advances in neuroscience and attempts to apply them to disorders that arise from dysregulated brain function. His early work on this subject was explored in his first book, The Craving Brain. Here, he describes his views on how understanding the biology of addictive behavior can guide treatment. Later, using trauma as a model, Dr. Ruden sought to understand how a traumatic memory is encoded and what could be done to de-encode it. The results of this research are described in his second book When the Past is Always Present. He is founder and creator of Havening Techniques, a psychosensory therapy being used in 22 countries around the world. He and his colleagues are currently engaged in randomized studies to validate this treatment. Uncontrolled studies have already shown massive shifts in health and well-being. Worldwide over 50,000 Havening procedures have been performed by certified practitioners.

Dr. Ruden graduated Queens College in 1967 with a BS in chemistry. He attended Northwestern University earning his PhD in organic chemistry in 1971 at the age of 24. In 1971, he joined Nobel laureate E.J. Corey at Harvard University. There they developed new advanced synthetic methods. Later, after several years of research at Rutgers University, he left academics and attended Mt Sinai School of Medicine where he obtained his MD. After an internship and residency in internal medicine he took a fellowship in clinical nutrition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As a fellow he chaired an international conference on nutrition and cancer for which the American Cancer Society honored him. From 1983 to the present he has been a working clinician/researcher/medical theorist.

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