May 7th: Sue Halpern discusses new book on memory research at SIBL

Sue Halpern Book Cover

Science Writers in New York is pleased to present Sue Halpern to discuss her new book, Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News From The Front Lines of Memory Research, which debunks some of the more common myths surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and normal memory loss and provides readers with information about important discoveries being made in these fields.

In researching the book, Halpern visited brain scanning suites, chemistry labs, mice nurseries, pharmaceutical companies, and scientific meetings.

She also spent time with the doctors and scientists at Columbia University’s Taub Center for Research on Alzheimer’s and the Aging Brain, New York University’s Center for Brain Health, and other leading institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Her book is also a personal memoir as her father had been experiencing serious memory loss before his death;

although his doctors could not say for certain if he had Alzheimer’s disease or not.

Halpern is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Audubon, and Good Housekeeping. She is the author of two previous books of non-fiction, Migrations to Solitude, a New York Times notable book of the year, and Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly, which is soon to be released as a feature-length documentary.

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 018, Conference Center, Lower Level
Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
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