NYT Best-Selling Author to Speak at Brain Health Scholars Program Fundraiser

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Photo courtesy of Brain Health Initiative, a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital.

The BHI Brain Health Matters! lecture series is back and is kicking off its first lecture of the year with neurologist and New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Genova. Dr. Genova will be signing on virtually to speak at The Brain Health Initiative (BHI)'s special hybrid fundraiser event in support of its Brain Health Scholars program. She will be "Zooming in Live" from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to discuss her new nonfiction book Remember: The Science of Memory and Art of Forgetting, in which she explores the intricacies of how memories are made, how we retrieve them, why we forget and what we can do to protect our memories. In her book, Dr. Genova talks about why forgetting is actually completely normal—and potentially useful for your brain. "Just because your memory sometimes fails, doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human."

The Brain Health Scholar program consists of youth leaders (over the age of 16) who have a particular interest in science, medicine, and/or health and wellbeing. They represent some of BHI’s collaborating schools, colleges, universities and youth development organizations from throughout the Suncoast region and beyond. "I learned that I am in charge of my own brain health and that the choices I make on a daily basis—such as exercising, eating, sleeping—impact not only my physical function but my cognitive and emotional wellbeing," shares a member from the inaugural class. The Scholars also work with the scientists and clinicians from the BHI to promote and protect brain health, fight brain illness, and improve brain performance for all ages throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  

“We are so proud of our Brain Health Scholars,” said BHI Founder and Executive Director Dr. Stephanie Peabody, “and this special event will help us continue and grow this important program in our region.”

This special event will be offered both live and virtually from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 18. Guests may attend the live brain-healthy luncheon at The Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch, or online. Registration for tickets of this hybrid event can be purchased here, with all proceeds from this program benefiting Brain Health Scholar Program.

Photo courtesy of Brain Health Initiative, a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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