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Brain Health is Topic of Fall Lecture Series at UTD
'The Brain: An Owner's Guide' to be Conducted by Center for BrainHealth
RICHARDSON, Texas (Aug. 12, 2002) - How to achieve and maintain healthy brain function well into old age is the subject of a lecture series to be conducted this fall by experts from The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and sponsored by public radio station KERA 90.1. The title of the series is "The Brain: An Owner's Guide."
On four consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 10, faculty members and researchers from UTD's Center for BrainHealth and the university's School of Human Development will conduct one-hour presentations on all aspects of the brain and brain health, including healthy habits designed to mitigate mental decline.
"Brain health is the most critical public health issue today," said Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, director of the Center for BrainHealth at UTD. "There is a huge bubble of Baby Boomers about to enter the senior segment of the population, yet we are not doing the things we need to do to enjoy our longevity brought about by major medical advances."
"The goal of this lecture series is to bring to the public the latest scientific and medical breakthroughs regarding the brain and how we can set in place healthy brain habits," she said. "Each talk will be lively and thought-provoking as the audience learns how brain function can be modified through experience."
"KERA is delighted to team with UTD's Center for BrainHealth to provide vital information to the public about the brain that can make a difference in people's lives," said Jeff Luchsinger, vice president and radio station manager.
Following are the four lectures in the brain health series:
The lecture series is open to the general public, professionals and students. The cost to attend the series is $100.
Each lecture will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center, Room CN 1.112, on UTD's campus in Richardson. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call Jennifer Zientz at (214) 905-3007.
About the Center for BrainHealth
About KERA 90.1
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor , enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at www.utdallas.edu.
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