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Grover Lecture Series features presentation on stroke recovery

ATHENS, Ohio (May 10, 2005) -- The College of Health and Human Services presents the second annual Grover Lecture Series on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in 135 Walter Hall. The Grover Lecture Series will feature the presentation "Recovering from Stroke: Brain Bases and Phases" by Argye Hillis, M.D., M.A. The presentation will focus on Dr. Hillis' latest research, which analyzes how language functions and spatial maps are represented in the brain and how brain/behavior relationships can contribute to stroke therapy.

Dr. Hillis is an Associate Professor of Neurology, with a joint faculty appointment in Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences. She has been on the faculty of the Department of Neurology since 1999. She has clinical responsibilities in both the Division of Cognitive Neurology and Cerebrovascular Disorders. Prior to medical training and neurology residency, Dr. Hillis trained in the fields of speech-language pathology and cognitive neuropsychology. Her clinical practice specializes in stroke, focal dementias and other cognitive impairments. In addition, she has been the primary investigator of a randomized clinical trial to evaluate induced blood pressure elevation for treatment of acute stroke, funded by the Charles Dana Foundation Clinical Hypotheses in Neuroscience program. More information about Dr. Hillis is available at: www.neuro.jhmi.edu/profiles/hillis.html

The Grover Lecture Series, which brings leading speakers in the areas of health and human services to Ohio University, is named to honor the accomplishments, achievements and distinguished tenure of two outstanding individuals who are closely linked to Ohio University, Brandon T. "Tad" and Ann O. Grover. The presentation marks the second year for the Grover Lecture Series and is part of the College of Health and Human Services 25th Anniversary Celebration, May 19-21. Immediately following the presentation, a wine and cheese reception will be held on the third floor of Grover Center.

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Media Contact: College of Health and Human Services Director of Communication Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-1433 or Oldham@ohio.edu

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