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Center for BrainHealth Series Resumes Feb. 7

Dr. Gregory Petsko

Dr. Gregory Petsko

Neuroscience experts will share research and insights on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to the power of the teenage brain next month as part of the Center for BrainHealth’s four-part lecture series —The Brain: An Owner’s Guide.

The series will begin with the Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Dr. Gregory Petsko, director of the Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell, will present “Alzheimer’s: Conquering the Coming Epidemic” at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

This lecture series is one of the greatest ways that we are able to interact with the community. Discoveries are being made at an exceptional pace. The opportunity for people to interact with the experts uncovering them is truly exciting.

Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Center for BrainHealth’s founder and chief director and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at UT Dallas

The series, which is sponsored by the Container Store, will continue at the same time and location on Feb. 14, 21 and 28. To register or for more information, visit centerforbrainhealth.org.

“This lecture series is one of the greatest ways that we are able to interact with the community,” said Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Center for BrainHealth’s founder and chief director and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at UT Dallas.

“Discoveries are being made at an exceptional pace. The opportunity for people to interact with the experts uncovering them is truly exciting. We are so grateful to the Container Store for making this possible.” 

This is the 10th year the Center for BrainHealth and the Container Store have partnered to bring brain health awareness and empowerment into the community. 

“At the Container Store, we believe that being organized promotes a sharp mind, and brain health is critical to all of our futures in leading full, vibrant and impactful lives,” said Melissa Reiff, chief executive officer of the Container Store.

“We know that The Brain: An Owner’s Guide lecture series will continue to educate and inspire our community, helping ignite passion for brain health and strengthen our strategic thinking skills and creative innovation whether in our personal or our professional lives.” 

The Brain: An Owner’s Guide 2017 Lecture Series

Feb. 7The Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge Lecture“Alzheimer’s: Conquering the Coming Epidemic” — Dr. Gregory Petsko

Petsko, director of the Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell, examines neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and shares some insights into how they could one day be cured.

Feb. 14The Fluor Corporation Lecture“The Eye as a Window into the Brain of Neurodegenerative Disorders” — Dr. Elliot Frohman

Frohman, founding director of the MS and Neuroimmunology Program at UT Southwestern and director of the National MS Treatment Training Program, explores the interactions between the nervous and immune systems, and discusses his approach to treating multiple sclerosis.Feb. 21(made possible by an anonymous gift)“The Teenage Brain: Harnessing the Power of Change” — Dr. Adriana Galván

Galván, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Brain Research Institute at UCLA, examines the adolescent brain. Galván makes a case that the continued maturation and plasticity of the teen brain can enact learning, independence and emotional well-being.

Feb. 28The Greystone Foundation Lecture“Reading the Mind in the New World of Neuroscience” — Dr. Read Montague

Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Lab and Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, offers a glimpse into human cognition and discusses the implications of today’s fMRI technology.

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