While most research, and indeed most people, have been primarily focused on the connection between diet and the body, Dr. Helena Boersma has been studying the effects of nutrition on mental health. Join us at this engaging presentation as Dr. Boersma presents her research proving that what we eat has certain impacts on our mental well-being. Walk away with knowledge to empower you.
Industrial Psychologist, Dr. Chad Newton, explores his research studying the workplace as a society. Enjoy his presentation as he explains how the “utopia” we often try to create through workplace culture can quickly turn to “dystopia”. He’ll offer some solutions as we work through the question of why offices and politics just don’t seem to work in the employee’s favor.
Closing Rochester's first festival is Mandy Elliot (MT-BC, LCAT). In this FREE event, she will present her findings on helping develop new models of music therapy. She will discuss the psychology behind music therapy and explain how and why it is effective in treating patients. Expect lots of live demonstrations for an eager audience!
This fascinating event opens with Dr. Fernando Ontiveros, presenting his research on 3D printing tissue to use in organ transplant. He will discuss how it is possible and his efforts on making it a cost-effective practice.
Following a short intermission, a team of student researchers will present their findings in examining environmental factors, cellular proteins, and systemic responses (such as the release of stress hormones) that underlie certain chronic illnesses.
Drs. Gordon Broderick and Gary Skuse team up to uncover research exploring the human body as if it were a computer, and how "system failure" can lead to chronic pain and fatigue. Together, they will present research on how & why this happens and how to rebalance the complexities of the human immune system.
Rochester's first taste of science festival kicks off with Jeff Wyatt, presenting on his successful restoration of the lake sturgeon to the Genesee River. The sturgeon is a contemporary of the dinosaur, rendered nearly extinct from industrial pollution in 1990. After painstaking measures to restore their habitat, data is showing the success in restoring this species. Jeff will present with his 6ft fiberglass sturgeon in tow!
Following a short intermission, Dan Krisher will present on what New York State was like 380 million years ago. Dan offers an engaging take on our prehistoric backyard. Dan has also been known to display some impressive fossils, which make an appearance in his presentation!
SSRN, a Rochester-based research repository, is bringing a taste of science to the city. This inaugural event is marked by a presentation with Dr Rob Rice. Rob is a psychologist who has researched and helped develop video games to help people struggling with disorders such as anxiety, OCD, and autism.