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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU School of Health Professions Begins New Conversation Series with Discussion about Reshaping Brains

May 18th, 2012

Story Contact: Jesslyn Chew,

WHO: Scott Frey, director of the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center, will discuss how experiences with the hands, such as increased stimulation through practice as well as decreased stimulation associated with injuries to the brain or body, reshape areas of the brain responsible for hand movements and sensations. Specifically, Frey will focus on recent examples from his work with hand amputees and individuals who received hand transplants.

In addition to his post as director of the Brain Imaging Center, Frey also is the Miller Family Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and an adjunct professor of neurology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation at MU.

WHAT: Frey’s discussion is the first in the School of Health Profession’s new Scholarship and Discovery Conversation Series. The goal of the conversation series is to bring campus and community members together to engage in compelling conversations focused on solving community health challenges. Each month, the discussion series will feature guest lectures from leading researchers and prominent community members. The goal of the discussions is to translate current research findings into useable solutions for community health care challenges.

WHEN & WHERE: 12 p.m.
Friday, May 18
Room 3, Lewis Hall
MU campus

NOTE: The event is free and open to the public.