November 05, 2012
|Congressman Kevin Yoder (center) tours KU Medical Center neuroscience labs with Randolph Nudo, Ph.D. (left) and Peter Smith, Ph.D. (right)|
U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder today toured the neuroscience research labs at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Yoder, who represents the Third Congressional District in Kansas, heard presentations by Peter Smith, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Neurological Discoveries at KU Medical Center; Cary Savage, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Behavior Neuroscience; and Randolph Nudo, Ph.D., director of the Landon Center on Aging.
Highlights of the tour included an overview of how scientists at KU Medical Center are making groundbreaking medical advances in preventing, treating and curing nervous system diseases; the progress KU Medical Center researchers are making on spinal cord injuries; and a briefing on KU Medical Center's research into brain mechanisms of eating, exercise adherence, and compulsive behavior.