Thursday, March 18, 2021

Mini Symposium Series: Nutrition & Brain Health with The Henry Ford

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

"You are what you eat" is a common phrase that researchers and scientists are proving remarkably true. Unhealthy diets not only lead to obesity, but that obesity can even lead to cognitive decline, or a decreased ability to think.

The third installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series will explore what unhealthy foods do to the nervous system, a historical look at the downhill trend of eating habits, and how everyone can find an optimal nutritional balance. These presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

“Nutrition & Brain Health” is made possible by the generous support of Robert and Katherine Jacobs, who believe that informing people about healthy food options is critically important to the health of their community.

Virtual event

Registration is required.

Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Professor, Neurology
Director, ALS Center of Excellence
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies

Debra Reid, PhD

Curator of Agriculture and the Environment, The Henry Ford

Dr. Reid joined The Henry Ford in 2017 where she collects objects to add depth and nuance to collections already recognized as exemplary. She is an integral part of the Detroit Central Farmers Market project that is underway at Greenfield Village. Dr. Reid has written several books and articles about agricultural history in the United States. Dr. Reid was president of the Agricultural History Society (2019-2020) and is a fellow of that society. She is a past-president of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (2013-2015), recipient of ALHFAM’s Schlebecker Award for service to ALHFAM (2010), and has been active with the Association for International Agricultural Museums since 1998. From 1999-2017 she was a part of Eastern Illinois University’s history faculty. Dr. Reid received her PhD from Texas A&M University, and also holds M.A. degrees from Baylor University and the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies.

Danielle Karsies, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Michigan Medicine

Danielle Karsies, M.S., is a Michigan Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who works to optimize the nutritional status and quality of life for her patients. She has 19 years of experience as an RDN in a variety of areas including ALS, oncology, inborn errors of metabolism and cardiology. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition from Eastern Michigan University, a bachelor’s degree of science from Michigan State University, and completed her didactic internship at Michigan Medicine. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) and AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor.