375 E Chicago Ave
Dec 4, 2012
Alzheimer’s and Aging: Our Fragile Mind
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center Present:
“Alzheimer’s and Aging: Our Fragile Mind“
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center present an evening program with New York Times Best-Selling Author of Still Alice and featured panelist, Marsel Mesulam, MD., Director of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University. Keynote speaker, Lisa Genova will highlight the effects of Alzheimer’s on the patient and the family as well as the changes inside the brain and featured panelist, Dr Mesulam will discuss the latest scientific and research advances, prognosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s.
Moderator: Julie Schneider, MD, assistant professor of neurology and neuropathology at Rush medical Center
Where: Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Chicago Campus, 375 East Chicago Ave.
When: Tuesday December 4, 2012
6:30pm Reception & Book signing
Discounted parking will be made available to the first 150 attendees at 222 E. Huron St.
8pm VIP Dinner – Invited guest dinner immediately following the presentation and book signing.
$10 C2ST Members and Children’s Memorial Research Center Members
At the Door:
$20 All Guests
Still Alice received critical acclaim, including the 2008 Bronte Prize and was a finalist in the general fiction category of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It was a winter 2009 Barnes and Noble Discover Pick; a Jan. 2009 Indie Next Pick; and a Feb. 2009 pick in both the Borders and Target book clubs.
“Genova is the master of getting into the heads of her characters, relating from the inside out…brilliantly. A well-told tale from a keen medical mind.” —USA Today
Lisa Genova, PhD:
Bestselling Author and Neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Genova is the author of The New York Times best-selling novels Still Alice and Left Neglected. Genova’s debut is an undeniably poignant story about a lesser known form of Alzheimer’s Disease—the early-onset form that affects people is their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Powerful and compelling, the book has been hailed as “moving and haunting,” “a work of pure genius,” “insightful, tragic, inspirational”and “heartbreakingly real.” Her latest work, Left Neglected has received immense praise from the press and esteemed authors such as Jodi Picoult, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Brunonia Barry. As both a trained neuroscientist and a woman who watched her grandmother suffer through Alzheimer’s, Genova deftly marries science and compassion within Still Alice as her protagonist, 50-year-old Alice Howland, unravels at the hands of earlyonset Alzheimer’s Disease. The novel begins
with Alice in the prime of her life—she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world renowned linguistics expert with an equally successful husband and three grown children. But the disease takes hold swiftly, and we cannot help but read on to watch it change Alice’s relationship with her family and the world —forever. A remarkable celebration of life, love, family, and the intricacies of the human mind, Still Alice will spark private thoughts, public conversations and hopefully raise awareness of this debilitating disease.
Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She has done research on the molecular etiology of depression, Parkinson’s Disease, drug addiction, and memory loss following stroke. She is a proud and active member of the Dementia Advocacy & Support Network International and DementiaUSA and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer’s Association.