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Department of Humanities Grand Rounds Lecture

March 13, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join the Department of Humanities and the Harrell Health Sciences Library for our upcoming Grand Rounds Lecture Heavy Metal on the Brain: Exploring the Insidious Link Between Life Course Lead Exposure and Dementia. The event will take place on Monday, March 13 at 3 p.m. in Room C2860, 2nd floor Biomedical Research Building, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA (also by Zoom: – Passcode: 850493).

​​​​​​​In this talk, the authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society, Daniel George, Ph.D., M.Sc, Associate Professor of Humanities and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, and Peter J. Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, will tell the story of Flint, Michigan and the broader national lead crisis. Drs. George and Whitehouse will examine why neurotoxic heavy metals matter to brain aging and dementia, and discuss what effective local, clinical, and public health advocacy might look like.

This event will also feature a presentation by Pennsylvania Water systems expert, Serena A. DiMagno, Senior Environmental Consultant, SSM Group; Chair, PA Department of Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Water Systems Technical Advisory Board.

This lecture is free and open to the public and is being held in conjunction with the Harrell Health Sciences Library and the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities on display March 13-April 22, 2023 in the Harrell Health Sciences Library.

CEU credits are available for Penn State Health and College of Medicine employees.

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Related event: The Connecting Through Literature Book Club, will be held March 8th at noon via Zoom. Register to attend by emailing: Book selection: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. A dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, by a relentless physician who stood up to power.


March 13
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Room C2860 – Penn State College of Medicine
700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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