Faculty Lecture Series
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 19th 6:00pm
Place: Classroom Administration Building, Room 149
The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please register for the event by visiting www.ksualumni.org or calling 888-320-5368.
Title: Is it all Fun and Games? Sports-Related Concussion
This lecture will provide an in-depth look at sports-related concussion from the field to the lab. What is a concussion? What happens to the brain during a concussion? What role can imaging (e.g., MRI) play in concussion management? What are some long-term consequences of multiple concussions? What do the acronyms MCI, CTE and PCS stand for and mean? These questions and more will be addressed. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
About Valerie: Dr. Cubon-Bell is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Kent State University at Trumbull. Before coming to Kent State, she was a researcher at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute where she investigated traumatic brain injury and sports-related concussion. Dr. Cubon-Bell continues to study the effects of sports-related concussion on the brain using non-invasive functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). She has published several key articles investigating the structural effects of sports-related concussion on deep brain white matter.