Kurtz Works with Wesleyan Alumni at MINDS Foundation in India

At left, Matthew Kurtz, in  Gujarat, India.

At left, Matthew Kurtz, in Gujarat, India.

Matthew Kurtz, associate professor of psychology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior, traveled to Gujarat, India in March to work with The MINDS Foundation. The organization provides mental health services to rural regions of the developing world.

While in India, Kurtz joined Lennox Byer ’12, director of programs, to enhance current programming and develop a social/vocational skills rehabilitation program for patients. Kurtz is developing this program using his research experience gained through social skills training programs he has developed for patients with Schizophrenia in Connecticut. Kurtz is a MINDS Foundation board member.

The MINDS Foundation was founded in 2010 by Raghu Appasani ’12.