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Brown to host conference on advances in neurotechnology
Date:5/30/2008

onoghue will open the conference, outlining broadly what neurotechnology means and the latest advances in the field. Adashi and Kennedy will deliver welcoming remarks.

The panel discussion will consist of four interviews, moderated by Palca. They include:

Cochlear Implants and Retinal Prosthetics

  • Mark S. Humayun, M.D., professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

  • Michael M. Chorost, author, Rebuilt: How Becoming a Part Computer Made Me More Human

Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Benjamin D. Greenberg, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, Brown University

  • Gerry Radano, mental health advocate and author, Contaminated: My Journey out of OCD

  • Mario Della Grotta, Rhode Island patient who was the first in the United States to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Spinal Injuries

  • Andrew Cappuccino, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Buffalo Bills

Paralyzed Rehabilitation

  • P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Institute of Biomedical Engineering and director, FES Center at Case Western University

  • Jennifer French, co-founder and president, Neurotech Network


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Contact: Richard Lewis
richard_lewis@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University
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