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As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, all performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center have been cancelled through May 18, 2020. This includes performances by the Hylton Center Arts Partners, and all events sponsored by external organizations. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, please contact the Hylton Center Ticket Office.

Galileo’s Science Café Keeping our Soldiers Safe

When/WhereTuesday, Feb 18, 2020 7:00pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Keeping our Soldiers Safe: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

Presented by Dr. Dara Dickstein, Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University

Bring your family and friends for a free, interactive science discussion. The evening will be opened by U.S. Veteran Sgt. Tom Bates sharing his experiences on the battlefield and the personal challenges he faces after experiencing multiple blast exposures. Learn about the science of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the neurodegenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Hear about the latest research findings by Drs. Dickstein and Petricoin and their quest to diagnose TBI, sub-concussive events, and CTE. In addition to speaking with the scientific experts, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with associations who are dedicated to supporting military, veterans and their families. Exhibitors include Coming Home WellNova Veterans AssociationVirginia Department of Veteran ServicesHope for the WarriorsGMU Center for Psychological ServicesConcussion Legacy FoundationMedical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), and more. FREE


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