Summer Lecture Series


The Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit & Brain Imaging Center are hosting their 8th annual Summer Lecture Series in August. The lectures are held Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Sheraton Hotel Conference Center in August on the 17th, 24th and 31st.

Monday, August 17th 6:30-8:00 p.m.
“Chemobrain” : What Do We Know?

“Chemobrain” is a word well known to persons with cancer getting chemo- therapy and wondered about as the possible cause of memory lapses. There are still many controversies but what research is available will be discussed.

Kim Dittis, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Assist. Professor of Medicine VT Cancer Center, UVM & FAHC
Patti O’Brien, M.D., Primary Care Physician, M.D./Researcher VT Cancer Center, UVM & FAHC

Monday, August 24th 6:30-8:00 p.m.
What a Pain! Living with Chronic Pain.

What is chronic pain and what are new and better ways of coping with it other than taking medication? Learn about the newest research being done at UVM using state of the art technology.

Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Director, MindBody Medicine at UVM & FAHC

Monday, August 31st 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Menopause: Hot Flashes & Memory Crashes?

What happens to the body and brain as we go through menopause? What changes may occur later on? A psychiatrist and a reproductive endocrinologist from UVM & FAHC will discuss what we know and what we’re learning. The speakers will also talk about the research they are currently conducting.

Paul Newhouse, M.D., Director Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit & Brain Imaging Program, UVM/FAHC
Peter Cassen, M.D., Professor and Division Director Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UVM/FAHC

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Sally Ross Nolan at 802-847-9488 or See the CNRU’s web site for more details.

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