Jun 12

Lessons From the NFL: Brain Trauma and Treating Brain Diseases


Chicago, Illinois

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Region
Co-Sponsor
The Standard Club
Presentation
Lessons From the NFL: Brain Trauma and Treating Brain Diseases
Prof. Alon Friedman
Dr. Helena Rachmanska-Putzman Chair in Neurology and Director, BGU’s Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience
Date
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
12:00 p.m.
Location
The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois

Lunch will be served.

$35 including tax and gratuities for non-members of the Standard Club.


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R.S.V.P. to 312-599-0876 or rschneider@aabgu.org

Prof. Alon Friedman is director of BGU’s Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience. His research team is working on multiple groundbreaking research projects that focus on the prevention of and/or cure for traumatic brain injury and repairing the blood-brain barrier. He made a dramatic discovery about the blood-brain barrier and its connection to the onset of trauma-induced epilepsy following concussions by professional football players.

Prof. Friedman is using new MRI imaging techniques that are more sensitive and may enable early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy or chronic trauma encephaly (CTE) following brain trauma. A new drug to prevent epilepsy after injury is being developed by Prof. Friedman and his research team.