Second OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture set for Feb. 18: Traumatic Brain Injury

02/14/14  Portland, Ore.

15th annual series includes international, national speakers; three more lectures through May 12


The second lecturer for OHSU’s 2014 Brain Awareness Season will be Janet Carbary, chief financial officer for the non-profit One Mind for Research. One Mind for Research, based in Seattle, works to fund research for traumatic brain injury, brain diseases and mental illness and to accelerate development of treatments, preventions and cures.

Retired U.S. Army General Peter Chiarelli, chief executive officer of One Mind for Research, had been scheduled to give the lecture but was called away by President Obama to the inaugural meeting of the Summit for Military Service Institute in Washington, D.C. Chiarelli prepared a video presentation that will be shown at the Portland lecture. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Portland, will also speak during the evening about the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus that he heads, its partnership with One Mind for Research and its goals to advance all areas of neuroscience research.


7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18


The Newmark Theater, 1111 S.W. Broadway, in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Portland


The Carbary lecture is the second of five in the OHSU Brain Institute’s Brain Awareness Season lecture series, now in its 15th year. The series is one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation.

Upcoming lectures

  • Monday, Feb. 24 — "The brain and the heart: Does brain health equal heart health?"

    Joe Quinn, M.D.
    , director, OHSU Parkinson Center; professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine

    Kent L. Thornburg, Ph.D.
    , M. Lowell Edwards Chair and professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine; director, Center for Developmental Health, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute; director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at OHSU
  • Monday, 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 of psychiatry (child and adolescent psychiatry) and behavioral neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Monday, May 12 — "The brain and cancer: How does your brain affect cancer — and its future treatments?"

    Joe Gray, Ph.D.
    , Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, OHSU Department of Biomedical Engineering; director, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine; associate director for translational research, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute