The Acting Brain
Episode 3 of the Charlie Rose’s Brain Series Round table discussion featuring Columbia's Dr. Eric Kandell, Dr. Thomas Jessell and Dr. John Krakauer and Dr. Daniel Wolpert, University of Cambridge and Dr. Robert Brown's Massachusetts General Hospital.
"Many strokes cannot be explained by known risk factors like high blood pressure and smoking, and scientists have speculated that infection could play a role. A new study is linking cumulative exposure to five common pathogens with an increased risk for stroke" [read more]
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HONORS PROF. SALVATORE DIMAURO
An International Scientific Symposium organized to honor Dr. Salvatore DiMauro, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Neurology and Director of the H. Houston Merritt Center for Mitochondrial and Neuromuscular Diseases, will be held November 13-14, 2009 in Athens, Greece. The Conference will focus on Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, metabolic myopathies and other nueromuscular disorders. Invited speakers will be distiinguished scientists from Europe and the United States who have trained or collaborated with Dr. DiMauro. Dr. Michio Hirano, Professor of Neurology, is a member of the Organizing Committee. [read more]
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NARRATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM PRESENTS DR. OLIVER SACKS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 5 P.M.
Columbia University's Narrative Medicine program will present a talk by renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hammer Health Sciences Center/Long Library, Room 401, 701 W. 168th Street (Corner of 168th & Fort Washington Ave.).
Sacks, author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, A Leg to Stand On and Musicophilia, will give the final in the 2008-2009 lecture series “Narrative Medicine Rounds.” Dubbed the “poet laureate of medicine” by The New York Times, Dr. Sacks will speak on the topic of his next book: hallucinations and the life of the visual brain.
This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the program in Narrative Medicine, go to www.narrativemedicine.org.