"Lou Gehrig's Disease": Intro, Research, Care [F-17-40]

Presenter: Charles Robinson
Location: Clarkson University: Rowley 244
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.0 hours
Dates: Wed 4:00 PM 10/04, 10/11, 10/18
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In this three-lecture sequence on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” we will discuss: 1) The neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the human neuromuscular and tactile sensory systems; 2) Neuropathologies (especially ALS) that affect the human motor system, including issues or diagnosis, progression, prognosis, treatment, and quality of life; 3) Quality of Life care of an individual with ALS and his/her caregiver; as well as research that seeks to slow the ALS progression or ultimately prevent, reverse or cure the disease.

Charles Robinson is a National Trustee of the ALS Association. By training he is a neuroscientist, biomedical engineer and rehabilitation engineer. He spent 30+ years in the Veterans Administration, ending up as a Senior Rehabilitation Research Career Scientist. Now he is the Director of Clarkson’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology. At home, Charles was the principal caregiver for his wife of 39 years who passed away at age 62 from



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