Human Connectome Project leader David C. Van Essen to deliver spring Ford Lecture

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the spring 2014 Ford Distinguished Lecture on March 6 featuring David C. Van Essen, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
Van Essen is one of the principal investigators of the Human Connectome Project, a $30 million NIH grant to map brain circuitry in a large population of healthy adults using cutting-edge neuroimaging methods, giving the scientific community an unprecedented look at connectivity in the living brain. 

He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, founding chair of the OHBM, and president of the Society for Neuroscience. He is also a fellow of the AAAS and has received the Raven Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Academy of Sciences and the Krieg Cortical Discoverer Award from the Cajal Club. 
Van Essen will present his lecture, “The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium.
This free public event is part of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Learn more about the lecture and speaker.