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In Person Lecture: Tuning Depression Circuits Using Deep Brain Stimulation

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Helen Mayberg, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery, Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Director, Nash Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences,  and National Academy of Inventors

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: Tuning Depression Circuits Using Deep Brain Stimulation

Date: December 15, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

Location: Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Room M203, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Virginia

Virtual attendance:  Join via Zoom.

About this Seminar

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an experimental treatment strategy for patients with intractable depression. Ongoing research continues to make steady progress, with implementation of refined techniques for surgical targeting and emerging clues as to which patients are most likely to benefit. Close clinical monitoring and systematic long-term follow-up combined with novel rehabilitative strategies has provided additional perspectives on the time course, trajectory and sustainability of DBS-mediated effects. Technology innovations now also allow ongoing brain activity monitoring enabling the characterization of this chronology at the neural level. These experimental studies offer a unique opportunity to link first person experiences to changes in brain state towards a more comprehensive understanding of illness and recovery.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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