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Date:
March 19, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Downstairs Program Room
Address:
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-330-2501
Email:
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson
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The War-Torn Brain:Traumatic Brain Injury

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An expert will join us to discuss the incidence, management, and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury.

The War-Torn Brain: Incidence, Management and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury:

Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson, Senior Scientific Research Director for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, will share information about the history of brain injury suffered by our troops, as well as the common dangers for anyone.
 

About Maheen Mausoof Adamson
Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson is the senior scientific research director for Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is also the clinical associate professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences at Stanford University. Adamson completed her undergraduate degrees in neurobiology and women studies at University of California, Irvine. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Adamson’s expertise and interests span employing translational neuroscience methodologies for diagnostic and therapeutic treatments (mainly repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in mild and moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including structural and functional changes in the brain in both Veteran, active military and civilian population. She currently serves as PI or Co-I on several Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense funded grants.

Dr. Adamson has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on cognitive and neural basis of Alzheimer’s disease and TBI, has received recognition in national and international settings and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She is also intricately involved in mentoring research and clinical fellows in the psychiatry and neurosurgery departments at Stanford. Her long-term goal is to integrate advanced treatment and diagnostics into standard-of-care provided to veterans and military personnel to improve their daily function and reintegration into society. 

About War Comes Home: The Legacy
Throughout March-April, 2019, the Menlo Park Main Library is hosting a special exhibition and program series exploring separation and reunion over multiple American wars. Showcasing veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life together–or facing the long-term costs of war–this powerful exhibition explores feelings of grief, joy, doubt, and love, bringing the real experiences of war home to all of us.

The traveling exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the BayTree Fund, The Whitman Fund, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.