Lessons from the NFL: Post-Injury Epilepsy and Neurological Indicators for the Future:Program with Alon Friedman

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Host
Israel Center

Date/Time
06/11/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open To Public
Yes

Contact Info
Allison Hayden: allisonh@milwaukeejewish.org or 414-390-5724

Co-Sponsors
American Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Join the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation:

Monday, June 11

6 pm

Hillel Milwaukee
3053 N. Stowell Ave.

Light dinner (dietary laws observed)

FREE event

RSVP required by June 7th.
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Dr. Alon Friedman

About the speaker: Prof. Alon Friedman is director of Ben Gurion University’s Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience. His research team is working on multiple groundbreaking research projects that focus on the prevention of and/or cure for traumatic brain injury and repairing the blood-brain barrier. He made a dramatic discovery about the blood-brain barrier and its connection to the onset of trauma-induced epilepsy following concussions by professional football players.

Prof. Friedman is using new MRI imaging techniques that are more sensitive and may enable early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy or chronic trauma encephalopathy (CTE) following brain trauma. A new drug to prevent epilepsy after injury is being developed by Prof. Friedman and his research team.

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