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Taking SMART from the Laboratory to the Wild - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Jan. 17
noon - 1 p.m. Location: Ellipse at the Brain Performance Institute, located at 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235.

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute- Ellipse - BPI 1.114, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235.

The talk will also be simulcast by videolink to Erik Jonsson Academic Center JO 4.306 and available to stream on Zoom.

Friday, 1/17/2020 at noon

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free. Register for this event.

Leanne Young, PhD
Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Leanne Young will discuss how Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) strategies can be applied to trainings for First Responders, Veterans and their Spouses/Caregivers.

Dr. Young began her career at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) as an engineer and statistician, conducting blast injury research for the Department of Defense. Over the course of 20 years, Dr. Young became a nationally recognized expert in blast injuries, both those occurring in combat and those resulting from terrorist attacks. She worked with the Department of Defense’s Combatting Terrorism Technology Support Office to obtain the first histological evidence of primary blast-induced brain injuries.

She worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead the first clinical trials in the United States of blast-induced brain injuries and, working with the Office of Naval Research, she led development of a computer model for planning the medical response to a blast attack on a ship. After 20 years as an engineer, Dr. Young took a “vacation” to obtain a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience. As a neuroscientist, her research interests range from social neuroscience to interventions that promote strengthening higher order cognitive functions in both healthy individuals and those recovering from traumatic brain injuries. Upon completion of her doctorate, Dr. Young joined The University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth to lead its Brain Performance Institute. While at the Institute she led a team of scientists and clinicians conducting translational research to deliver to the public – individuals, corporations, military personnel, law enforcement personnel and youth – validated cognitive neuroscience innovations that can improve both brain health and performance.

Most recently, Dr. Young has returned to ARA, where she is once again conducting research for the Department of Defense – this time leveraging her doctoral research to study social cognition in human-agent teams, cognitive performance augmentation via neurostimulation, and machine-learning based tools for detecting malicious intent.

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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