Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

New York Times best-selling author Lisa Genova, Ph.D., keynotes UNR Med Healthy Nevada Speaker Series Nov. 5

Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

The 2018 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Healthy Nevada Speaker Series will feature Harvard-educated neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Ph.D., the New York Times bestselling author of "Still Alice," "Left Neglected," "Love Anthony" and "Every Note Played." Through fiction, Genova describes with passion and accuracy the journeys of those affected by neurological diseases - people who often find themselves ignored, feared or misunderstood. Her writing helps to educate, demystify and inspire support for care and scientific research. Genova has written about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, Huntington's disease and ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. 

The event will be held Monday, Nov. 5 in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Advanced registration is encouraged. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual Healthy Nevada Speaker Series provides an interdisciplinary forum featuring national speakers who are leading the way to a healthier world through their work and research."The Healthy Nevada Speaker Series brings world-class medical and scientific speakers on topics of relevance and impact to audiences in northern Nevada," said UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. "It's a powerful way to expose our students and the community to some of the brightest minds in the field.

Media Contacts

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Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Monday October 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM