The OHSU Brain Institute hosts the annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series

The OHSU Brain Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will continue to host its annual Brain Awareness Lecture Series virtually in the month of May this year, beginning with the first presentation on Wednesday, May 4th and again on May 12th and 18th . (OHSU)

WHAT:

The OHSU Brain Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will continue to host its annual Brain Awareness Lecture Series virtually this year, beginning with the first presentation on Wednesday, May 4th and again on May 12th and 18th. The annual event, which began in 2000, is one of the largest of its kind in the United States and draws thousands of attendees, including brain care professionals, researchers, and community members interested in the brain.

LECTURE DETAILS:

Noon, May 4th: Observing fetal brain development: can MRI help predict neurological disorders?

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D.  smiles in front of a yellow-orange background

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D. (OHSU)

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at the OHSU School of Medicine and an Assistant Scientist at the Advanced Imaging Research Center and the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU, will share his research using magnetic resonance imaging to monitor fetal brain growth and cellular changes. His work focuses on the second half of pregnancy, when the surface of the brain changes from smooth to a wrinkled, wrinkled appearance. By observing this process, new strategies for predicting neurological diseases should be developed.

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4 p.m., May 12: Micronutrients for Mental Health: Exploring the Effects of Vitamins and Minerals on ADHD, Anxiety, Stress and Mood Disorders

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Jeni Johnston, Ph.D. (OHSU)

Jeni Johnston, Ph.D.clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry (child and adolescent psychiatry) at the OHSU School of Medicine, will present the latest research on the effects of diet on mental health, including the effects of vitamin and mineral supplements on a range of mental illnesses.

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4 p.m., May 18: The computer networked brain: 21St Century for the treatment of epilepsy and brain tumors

Ahmed Raslan, MD smiles against a medium gray background.

Ahmed Raslan, MD, (OHSU)

Ahmed Raslan, MD, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at OHSU School of Medicine and Director of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping for OHSU, will present new technology that promises better outcomes for treatment-resistant epilepsy through brain surgery while patients are awake. Raslan and colleagues at the University of California San Diego developed film-like sensors that show brain activity at a resolution 100 times higher than existing technology, allowing surgeons to remove as much of a tumor or lesion as possible without damaging nearby tissue.

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