Programs: Science and Policy
Cell Phones: How Do They Affect the Brain?
A Public Luncheon Briefing
Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Through the Support of the Dana Foundation
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Today, mobile phones seem ubiquitous. But what effect do they have on the human brain? And how do we make decisions in areas where risk and uncertainty are involved? Join us as we discuss the state of the science.
- Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Author, "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism," Journal of the American Medical Association, 2011
- George M. Gray, Ph.D., Director, Center for Risk Science and Public Health, and Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
Moderated by Alan Leshner, Ph.D., CEO of AAAS.
For questions, please contact Bethany Spencer at 202-326-6601.
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The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research. www.dana.org