February 24, 2014

Brain injury treatments focus of lecture

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- Theresa Hernandez, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, will present a lecture next week on how to determine whether treatments for brain injuries work. 

Hernandez will present “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Following Brain Insult: Fundamental Issues and Lessons from the Laboratory.”  The lecture is at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 3, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium and is sponsored by the School of Medicine Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive Neural Sciences.  The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Conventional treatment options for neurological disorders, including stroke and traumatic brain injuries, have limited success.  The lecture will describe complementary and alternative treatments for brain injuries and discuss how to determine their effectiveness. 

For more information contact Gregory Rose, Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive Neural Sciences director, at grose@siumed.edu.