OHSU lecture by director of federal NINDS rescheduled for June 25, 2012

03/09/12  Portland, Ore.

Media Alert

The OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture originally scheduled for March 12, 2012, by Story Landis, the director of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, has been rescheduled for June 25, 2012.

Landis will be speaking on chronic inflammation within the human brain and how that influences various neurological diseases and conditions. Her lecture will be at 7 p.m. at Portland’s Newmark Theater, 1111 S.W. Broadway.

Tickets already purchased will be honored at the June 25 lecture, or may be returned at the original place of purchase.

The remaining lectures in the OHSU Brain Institute’s Brain Awareness Season remain as scheduled:

  • March 19: Alan Leshner, Ph.D., executive director, American Association for the Advancement of Science, will speak about the social and ethical issues that come with advances in neuroscience.
  • April 10: Jonah Lehrer, journalist and author of “Imagine - How Creativity Works,” will speak about creativity and the brain — what it is, who has it and how we achieve it.
  • April 26: Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will speak about addiction, how it starts, what it is and what neuroscience is learning that might help us prevent it.

The Leshner lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Newmark Theater. The Lehrer and Volkow lectures will be at 7 p.m. in the Oregon Ballroom of the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.