Acclaimed Author And Scientist John Medina Comes To Baylor Jan. 15

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dr. John Medina returns to Baylor on Jan. 15 as the keynote speaker for the annual Parent Alliance Speaker's Series. 

The free lecture takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Baylor's alumni chapel and is open to the public.  Parents, educators, researchers in the science community, and others who work with kids will all benefit from this free public lecture.  

Review for Dr. John Medina:

A developmental molecular biologist, researcher, professor and the author of 10 books, Dr. Medina's New York Times bestseller, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving at Work, Home and School, is celebrated as the standard handbook on understanding the brain and optimizing its performance. Parents, educators, and others in the community enjoyed insights from his newest book, Attack of the Teenage Brain! Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner.

Dr. Medina's focus is on the genes behind brain development and psychiatric conditions. He has spent most of his professional life as an analytical research consultant, working primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on research related to mental health. He also consults with hospitals and healthcare facilities on designing brain-healthy environments that reduce staff stress and improve patient outcomes. Recently, he expanded his interest in how the brain interacts with environments to office spaces, teaming up with award-winning architecture firm NBBJ. Dr. Medina is an affiliate professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the founding director of the Talaris Research Institute studying how infants encode and process information at the cognitive, cellular and molecular level. He is also the author of Brain Rules for Baby and Brain Rules for Aging Well. 



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