Nancy Temkin, professor of neurological surgery and biostatistics, presents "Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome: Natural History and Acute Treatment Trials," at noon, Thursday, Jan. 16, in A-420 Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Center.
Temkin, a statistician, and her colleagues, especially neuropsychologist Sureyya Dikmen and former colleague neurosurgeon H. Richard Winn, have completed two clinical trials of treatments to lessen the negative consequences of head injury. The completed trials were on medications to prevent the development of seizures and the current trial is enrolling patients for a study of a drug that may help improve functioning, as well as prevent seizures.
The lecture is the first for this quarter in the School of Medicine's "Science in Medicine" series. Everyone is welcome.