February 2017 05

  • Sunday
    7:00 PM
    ‘Concussion’
    ‘Concussion’

    The Department of Neuroscience presents a screening and discussion of the feature film “Concussion.” While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Neurology Education and Research at Denison, Department of Neuroscience
    Price/Tickets: FREE
    Event Contact: Nestor Matthews, 740-587-5782