Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lecture Series


The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. All lectures are held at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, from 12 - 1 PM in the International Reception Hall. Lunch is served at 11:45 AM.

The lectures are free, but you must register to reserve your seat. RSVP to Teressa Roberson

2016-2017 Speaker Schedule

September 16, 2016
Chemo Brain
Cobi Heijnen, PhD

Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center

October 14, 2016
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Cognitive Reserve
Ian Robertson, PhD

Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute
T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist, Center for BrainHealth

October 21, 2016
Pragmatic Computational Psychiatry: Connecting Neuroscience with Clinical Care
Martin P. Paulus, MD

Scientific Director and President
Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Special Monday Lecture at 10:30 AM
October 24, 2016
Technologies for Mapping and Repairing the Brain at a Fundamental Level
Ed Boyden, PhD

Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group
Associate Professor and AT&T Chair
Department of Biological Engineering
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Boyden's lecture is co-sponsored by The Texas Biomedical Device Center. 

October 28, 2016
Assessing Brain Health via Sensory Percept
Mark Tommerdahl, PhD

Associate Professor
The University of North Carolina 

November 11, 2016
Virtual Reality Applications for Pain Management
Marjorie Zielke, PhD
Professor in Practice
Director, Center for Modeling and Simulation
The University of Texas at Dallas

January 13, 2017
What's the Difference? Pediatric Concussions and More Severe TBI
Christopher Giza, MD

Professor
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program
University of California, Los Angeles

January 27, 2017 
Understanding the information in human bodies
Alice O'Toole, PhD

Professor
Aage and Margareta Moller Endowed Chair
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

Special Lecture Time: 2 PM
February 24, 2017
Enabling Ability - The Future of Human-Machine Interaction
Cori Lathan, PhD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
AnthroTronix, Inc.

March 3, 2017
A map for social navigation in the human brain
Daniela Schiller, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Special Wednesday Lecture at 10 AM
March 22, 2017
The Dopamine Transporter: From Molecular Imaging and Pharmacology to Cognition and Clinical Symptoms
Ulrich Ettinger, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Bonn, Germany

March 31, 2017
Genetic factors can teach us how to maintain a healthy brain
Robert H. Lipsky, PhD

Director of Translational Research
Inova Neurosciences Institute
Inova Health System
Fairfax, Virginia

April 7, 2017
Neural and Biological Plasticity: The mechanisms of signaling between cells and tissues that allow biological systems to generate and maintain a complex morphology
Michael Levin, PhD

Professor, Vannevar Bush Chair
Director, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, and Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology
Tufts University


All lectures are on Fridays from Noon - 1 p.m. in the International Reception Hall at the Center for BrainHealth. 

We plan to offer CEU's through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. More information to follow. 

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