2014 Brain Awareness Series Lectures

Building Brain Bridges

Brain connections and control: How does your brain affect your body?

The brain is the boss. It oversees and connects everything that happens in your body, from the everyday to the unusual.

This year, our lecture series also makes important connections: What takes place in your brain can influence illnesses, behaviors, injuries, emotions, discoveries and more.

Join us as neuroscience’s top researchers explore the brain’s profound questions and astonishing connections.

February 18 The brain and concussion: What is the impact of traumatic brain injury on soldiers and society? Please see lecture description for adjusted speaker line up
February 24 The brain and the heart: Does brain health equal heart health?

Joe Quinn, M.D. Director, OHSU Parkinson Center Professor, Department of Neurology

Kent L. Thornburg, Ph.D.
M. Lowell Edwards Chair
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Developmental Health, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness

April 7 The brain and the adolescent mind: Why is it so special and vulnerable at the same time? Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Member, OHSU Brain Institute
May 12 The brain and cancer: How does your brain affect cancer — and its future treatments? Joe Gray, Ph.D., Gordon Moore Endowed Chairman, OHSU
Department of Biomedical Engineering; Director, OHSU
Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine; Associate Director
for Translational Research, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute


7 – 8:30 p.m.


Newmark Theater

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