Herbert Rosenbaum History of Neurology Lecture: Lynda Yang, M.D., Ph.D., "Augusta Klumpke – Remembrance of a Pioneer"

October 1, 2019
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, Oregon 97239
Miller Auditorium, Vey Conference Center, 11th Floor
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Portrait of Lynda Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Lynda Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery, and Brachial Plexus Program Director, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Although Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke is best remembered for lending her name to lower trunk brachial plexopathy, she was a pioneer in many avenues. From Dejerine-Klumpke’s contributions to neuroanatomy and neurology and to women in medicine, her achievements as an independent researcher, scientific collaborator, and physician are remarkable not only for a woman of her era, but for a scientist and physician of the highest caliber.

About the speaker: Dr. Yang received her medical research training through the NIH-Medical Scientist Training Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, followed by Neurosurgery  training from the University of Michigan and national/international fellowships in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Yang has served the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Section of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery and the AANS/CNS Peripheral Nerve Surgeons Task Force. She has been chairperson of the Advisory Panel in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the FDA. In addition, she is on the task force addressing Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She has published approximately 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 2 textbooks and multiple book chapters addressing Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disorders in both adults and children. 

This event is sponsored by the OHSU Department of Neurology and coordinated by OHSU Library.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.