Thursday, April 27, 2023

Mini Symposium Series: Here Comes the Sun

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us for the next installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series about the sun's effect on your health, the good and the bad.

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Hellen Keller once remarked that if you “keep your face in the sun, you will never see the shadows.”  

Thankfully we are headed into the warmer months when it is much easier to capture those magical rays and the benefits that come along with them. Most people know that more sun means an increase in that much-needed vitamin D, as well as an increase in serotonin. Did you know that sunshine has been found to also affect cognition? Or, that it can actually help certain skin conditions?

It’s true that the sun boasts quite an impressive list of benefits, but as the age-old saying goes: “You don’t want too much of a good thing.” The first description of skin cancer dates as far back as the writings of Hippocrates of Kos in the 5th century, B.C. However, scientists at Michigan Medicine, led by one of our mini symposium speakers, are still connecting UV rays with new unexpected forms of cancer.

It is hard to know where to dive into the massive amount of health-related information revolving around the sun. However, “Here Comes the Sun,” the next installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series, on Thursday, April 27, at 2 PM ET via Zoom, is a great place to start.  

The event is presented by the Wolfe Brain Health Initiative,  in partnership with the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Family Depression Center,  the Department of Psychiatry, and the Department of Dermatology.

We are extremely excited to welcome the speakers below.

As sure as the sun comes up each day (we couldn’t resist—sorry), this is an event you don’t want to miss. Don't forget to submit your questions when you register.

The Sun & Brain Health + Moderator

portrait of Dr. Eva Feldman

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD

James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor of Neurology
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies
Director, ALS Center of Excellence

The Sun & Seasonal Affective Disorder

Leslie Swanson, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Eisenberg Family Depression Center

The Dos & Don'ts of Sun Exposure & Your Skin

Kelly Harms, MD, PhD

Kelly Harms, MD, PhD

Lewis and Lillian Becker Professor of Dermatology
Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology
Chief, Division of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology
Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program