Featuring David C. Van Essen,PhD
The Human Connectome Project:
Progress and Prospects
Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:30 p.m., Wolstein Auditorium
The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the spring 2014 Ford Distinguished Lecture on March 6 featuring David C. Van Essen, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
Van Essen is one of the principal investigators of the Human Connectome Project, a $30 million NIH grant to map brain circuitry in a large population of healthy adults using cutting-edge neuroimaging methods, giving the scientific community an unprecedented look at connectivity in the living brain.
He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, founding chair of the OHBM, and president of the Society for Neuroscience. He is also a fellow of the AAAS and has received the Raven Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Academy of Sciences and the Krieg Cortical Discoverer Award from the Cajal Club.
Van Essen will present his lecture, “The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium.
This free public event is part of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Learn more about the lecture and speaker.
Roger Marchant, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, passed away on January 31, 2014. Roger was a valued colleague, a world renowned scientist, an outstanding mentor to 27 PhD students and more than 50 undergraduate students, and a skilled and popular teacher. He filled numerous leadership roles at Case and on the national scene across his career, and the excellent biomaterials program in BME resulted in no small part from his guidance and efforts over many years. Roger will be sorely missed.
Roger's obituary is below, including a link to a site where you can write in a guestbook and find directions to the services. Roger's family has asked that any donations be made to a fund that will establish a lectureship in biomaterials in his memory - information regarding this is included in his obituary.
ROGER E. MARCHANT, PhD, age 62 of Cleveland Hts., OH. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biomaterials. Beloved husband of Kandice Marchant, MD, PhD (nee Kottke); loving father of Eleanor R. Marchant, MA of Philadelphia, PA and Alexandra J. Lederer, BFA (Rodney) of Oakland, CA; cherished son of Eric and Audrey Marchant of Birmingham, UK; dear brother of Janet Johnson of Birmingham, UK; uncle of Samantha Johnson, MA of London, UK.
The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Memorial Lectureship in Biomaterials), 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday, February 8 in the Amasa Stone Chapel, 10940 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD, SHAKER HTS., OH ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 FROM 2-4PM AND 6-8PM. Private Interment, Lake View Cemetery.
For additional information, directions, complete obituary and guestbook, please follow this link: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=roger-marchant-phd&pid=169438684
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