UT to hold ‘Quantum Leap’ research talk Oct. 2

October 1, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Casey Cheap

The University of Toledo and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library have partnered again for the second annual “Quantum Leap: Science Made Easy,” a free series that will spotlight research news.

The first talk, “Brain Health: Addictions and Diseases,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. in Toledo.

UT faculty featured at the event will be Dr. Bryan Yamamoto, professor and chair of neurosciences, who will speak on drug addiction; Dr. Youssef Sari, assistant professor of pharmacology, who will talk about alcohol addiction; Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, professor and chair of neurology, who will cover strokes and migraines; and Dr. Lawrence Elmer, professor of neurology, who will address Parkinson’s disease.

“The idea is to promote scientific literacy to the general public while drawing visitors to the library and promoting some of the great research accomplished by UT faculty and students,” said Dr. James Trempe, UT vice president for research.

Trempe said that last year’s lecture series was successful and one of the presentations on climate change attracted 50 to 60 people to the Maumee Branch Library.

For more information on the talk or the series, contact Trempe at james.trempe@utoledo.edu.

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