Symposium to Focus on Advances in Brain Plasticity

Joint Venture Between UT Dallas and UC Berkeley Will Gather Brain Experts

Feb. 16, 2012

Center for BrainHealth Symposium

Researchers presenting at this year's symposium include:

Michael Alexander, MD – Harvard University

Sandra Chapman, PhD – Center for BrainHealth

Lori Cook, PhD – Center for BrainHealth

Tony Chen, MD – University of California, San Francisco

Jordan Grafman, PhD – Kessler Foundation

Arthur Kramer, PhD – Beckman Institute

Leah Krubitzer, PhD – University of California, Davis

Earl K. Miller, PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen Rao, PhD – Cleveland Clinic

Donald Stuss, PhD – Ontario Brain Institute

The Center for BrainHealth, in partnership with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at The University of California, Berkeley, presents the annual “Reprogramming the Brain to Health” symposium.

The symposium will be held at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will focus on the latest research breakthroughs in brain plasticity.

“This year we have assembled a premier team of neuroscientific experts to share the most recent findings on maintaining a healthy brain,” said Dr. John Hart, medical science director of the Center for BrainHealth. “These acclaimed experts are dedicated to discovering ways to build resilience, regain cognitive function and retrain the brain to maximize the potential of brain plasticity.”

The symposium, held alternately at the Center for BrainHealth and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, also bestows the Charles Branch BrainHealth Award. The Award acknowledges a premier cognitive neuroscientist and is named after Charles Branch, M.D., a leading research scholar, neurosurgeon, and humanitarian who trained with legendary neurosurgeons Drs. Wilder Penfield and Theodore Rasmussen. A special archival Branch-Penfield collection tracing the history between the brilliant pair is on permanent display at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas. 

The 2012 recipient of the Charles Branch BrainHealth Award and the symposium’s keynote speaker is Dr. Donald Stuss, president and scientific director of the Ontario Brain Institute.

Registration is complimentary, but required to reserve your seat.


Media Contact: Shelly Kirkland, UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, (214) 905-3007, shelly.kirkland@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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