- Monday, April 7 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
- Offering Format: Public Event
- Museum of Science
- Admission: $50 per person; $500 per table of ten, register online
Presented by Ann C. McKee, MD, Co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, a collaborative venture between Boston University School of Medicine and the Sports Legacy Institute
Through stimulating conversations and active engagement with science and engineering professionals, the biannual Women in Science Luncheon Series encourages young women to pursue careers in the sciences. It also contributes to the Museum’s goal of helping adults become more informed about the concepts and tools we all need to navigate our rapidly evolving technological world.
Emerging Concepts in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Repetitive Head Injury to Athletes and Military Veterans
Dr. McKee is a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist with extensive experience in neurodegenerative disease. Her focus is traumatic brain injury and its longterm consequence, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE can affect individuals who endure repetitive forms of head injury, such as amateur and professional sports players.
Sponsored in part by the Roy A. Hunt Foundation.
For more information, contact: 617-589-0185.
Photo courtesy of Ann C. McKee, MD
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Ann C. McKee, MD
Dr. McKee serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Sports Legacy Institute and the Mackey White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee for the National Football League Players’ Association. She also serves as an elected member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the National Academies’ (National Research Council’s) Panel on Human Research and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory.
In addition to being an in-demand keynote speaker, Dr. McKee has also received several awards for her research, including the Cleveland Neuroscience Research Award; the Career Investigator Development Award, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke; multiple Moore Awards from the American Association of Neuropathologists; multiple Merit Awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the 2012 Impact Award from the Sports Legacy Institute.
Currently, Dr. McKee is a Professor of Neurology and Pathology at VA Boston HealthCare System and Boston University School of Medicine. She is also director of the VISN-1 Neuropathology Laboratory for the New England VA Medical Centers and director of Brain Banks for the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Framingham Heart Study.
Dr. McKee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and received her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. She completed residency training in neurology at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and fellowship training in neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
2014 Women in Science Committee
Jaishree Deshpande and Susan Whitehead, Co-Chairs; Cynthia Breazeal, Lucy Caldwell-Stair, Brit d’Arbeloff, Marion Ellis, Patricia Fae Ho, Eva Ghosh, Evelynn Hammonds, Ina Heafitz, Paula Johnson, Ann Kania, Joy Lucas, Colleen Messing, Diana Perry, Ellen Piccioli, Elizabeth Riley, Eleanor Shore, Joan Suit, Diana Vogel, Margaret Wade, Amy Winslow, Gwill York