Rogowski Lecture to be Held in Conjunction with Symposium on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology

Richard Frackowiak, an international authority on functional imaging and cognitive neuroscience, will present the annual Rogowski Lecture April 3 as part of a symposium to honor retired Yale neurologist James Prichard, M.D.

Richard Frackowiak, an international authority on functional imaging and cognitive neuroscience, will present the annual Rogowski Lecture April 3 as part of a symposium to honor retired Yale neurologist James Prichard, M.D.

Dean of the Institute of Neurology at University College, London, and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Frackowiak’s work focuses on investigating mechanisms of reorganization within the human brain through the use of noninvasive neuroimaging techniques such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). These techniques provide the unprecedented ability to look at the human brain in action and unravel the mystery behind complex activities such as consciousness, memory, behavior and learning.

In his lecture, Frackowiak will discuss investigations on the structure and function in the human brain through the use of neuroimaging technology.

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging technology has revolutionized the field of medical and scientific neuroimaging. A wide array of NMR techniques is in practice today, both for medical diagnosis as well as scientific investigation.

The hallmark of these techniques is that they are minimally invasive, extremely versatile and can detect changes within the brain following injury, in disease conditions and even during surgery. As technology continues to progress, these procedures will no doubt become more commonplace, allowing earlier, more accurate diagnosis, and successful treatments.

The Rogowski Lecture is hosted by the Department of Neurology to recognize Bernhard Rogowski, M.D., one of the first neurologists in New Haven. The Rogowski Lecture this year will be presented in conjunction with a symposium titled “In Vivo Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Two Decades of Progress At Yale” as a tribute to Prichard, who retired this year from Yale after serving the Department for over 20 years.

The lecture will be held at 4.45 p.m., in the Fitkin Amphitheatre at 333 Cedar Street, and is open to the public.

For additional information please call Lakshmi Bangalore at 203-932-5711 Ext. 3640.

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