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Advances toward treatment of traumatic brain injury

Event Details

Start Date:  October 22, 2013
Start Time: 7pm
Location: DiSepio Institute
Phone: 814-472-3027
Email: rtrofino@francis.edu

 Saint Francis University is proud to present “Win Just One for the Gipper: Advances Toward Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury” on October 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. Notre Dame University researcher and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Mayland Chang will present newly-emerging approaches, including technology being developed at Notre Dame, detailing how additional cellular damage can be avoided following traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are becoming commonly known as consequences of sports injuries and military service. What many people do NOT realize is that such events produce reduced blood flow to the brain, which can ultimately result in the death of brain cells. Through this presentation, Dr. Chang will discuss the roots of TBIs while suggesting new approaches to treating these injuries and reducing “cellular deaths”.

Dr. Chang has 22 years of experience in drug discovery and clinical trials management and holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry, a PhD in chemistry, and has completed a National Institute of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship. Her research interests center on defining and optimizing the ADME properties of pharmacologically active compounds and designing “prodrugs” with improved pharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic properties.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Notre Dame Club of Central Pennsylvania in conjunction with Saint Francis University. For more information, please contact Dr. Rita Trofino, rtrofino@francis.edu or 814-472-3027.

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