Chronic Stress Researcher To Speak at NCCAM's Distinguished Lecture Series
||On March 31, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), will host the first of two Distinguished Lectures
in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
for 2004. Bruce McEwen, Ph.D., of The Rockefeller University,
will present "From Molecules to Mind: Stress, Individual
Differences, and the Social Environment."
||Wednesday, March 31, 2004, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)
10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland
The event is free and open to the public and will be videocast
live at http://videocast.nih.gov.
||Dr. McEwen, head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University,
has done extensive research on the impact of stress on brain
structure and neurochemistry. In his lecture, he will discuss
the important role that the endocrine and nervous systems play
in communication between the brain and the rest of the body
and how common, low levels of stress over time, such as stress
caused by the events of everyday life, can affect health. Dr.
McEwen will also discuss the impact of stress on the immune
system and regions of the brain involved in fear and cognitive
For more information or reasonable accommodations, contact Eugene Marquis at 301-402-9686, or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(NCCAM) is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative medical
(CAM) practices in the context of rigorous science, training CAM researchers,
and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
For additional information, call NCCAM's Clearinghouse toll free at
1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web site at http://www.nccam.nih.gov.