The Healthy Nevada Speaker Series returns this fall featuring Dr. Bennet Omalu, the renowned forensic pathologist who discovered chronic brain injury in NFL players and inspired the award-winning film, Concussion, starring Will Smith.
Omalu will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the 4th Floor ballrooms of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Online registration[unr.pr-optout.com] is strongly recommended by Oct. 18 and priority admission will be given until 5:20 p.m. the day of the event for those registering online. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. for the general public.
The first to discover brain injury in military veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as professional wrestlers, Dr. Omalu's findings have revolutionized neuroscience, the study of brain trauma, sport medicine, sport safety and the sport industry.
A book signing will take place immediately following the presentation.
In anticipation of Dr. Omalu's campus visit on Oct. 25, a free showing of the movie Concussion will be shown on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union theatre on the third floor.
The Healthy Nevada Speaker Series is presented by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Division of Health Sciences with support from Aurora Diagnostics and Renown Health.