April 21, 2014

Talk to focus on brain injury treatments

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- A lecture on how to determine whether treatments for brain injuries work will take place next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Theresa Hernandez, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, will present “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Following Brain Insult: Fundamental Issues and Lessons from the Laboratory.”  The lecture is at 3 p.m., Monday, April 28, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium and is sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive Neural Sciences.  The lecture is free and open to the public. 

The lecture is rescheduled from March 3. 

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.