• November 20, 2013 (all day)

Please join your colleagues and classmates for the SBHS seminar presented by Dr. Gillian Einstein entitled:   How can a gene mutation that raises the risk for cancer affect the brain? The BRCA mutation, prophylactic oophorectomy and cognition

Dr. Gillian Einstein is a neuroscientist who has published in vision,   Alzheimer's and aging research, sex differences, and women's health.   She has edited and annotated a book of classic papers in Hormones  and Behavior called, Sex and the Brain (MIT Press, 2007). She has  been a mentor in the Institute of Gender and Health's Summer  Institute (2009, 2010) and in the spring term of 2010 she was a   visiting professor with the Committee for Degrees in Women, Gender  and Sexuality at Harvard University. She is a founding member of the  Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, temporary advisor to   WHO on the psychological effects of female genital   cutting/mutilation, Councilor for the Organization for the Study of  Sex Differences, and a member of CIHR's Institute of Gender and  Health's Advisory Board. At the University of Toronto she is an Associate Professor in the  Department of Psychology and The Dalla Lana School of Public Health,  where she teaches CHL5109, Gender and Health. She also directs The  Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health. She did her  undergraduate degree at Harvard and her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Einstein's research interests are in memory,  
sex/gender representations in the nervous system, mixed methods, and  the bridge between our scientific understanding of the nervous  system and larger concerns having to do with self, identity,   feminism, and the nature of science. Her research program focuses on   three major areas: 1) the neurobiological effects of such cultural   practices as female genital cutting and 2) the effects of the  ovulatory cycle on mood and memory; and 3) the representation of the  female body in the brain. The key question underlying all these projects is how gender is instantiated on the body.

Her website is: http://psych.utoronto.ca/users/einstein

The next seminars are December 11th, January 20th, February 24th, March 17th, and April 21th

On December 11th, Professor Emeritus Merrijoy Kelner and Beverly Wellman will present the next SBHS seminar – ‘A Retrospective on a Research Program Examining the Place of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in a Medical World’

Hope to see you on Nov. 20th.