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GPS- Dr. John Medina: Surprising Brain Principles to Thrive and Survive at Work, School and Home & Health Expo

  • Glenbard North High School 990 Kuhn Road Carol Stream, IL, 60188 United States (map)

John Medina begins at 7pm -8:30pm
Health Fair is 6:15pm-7pm

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.

What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains?

In this important discussion, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. Here are brain rules about what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. .

Participants will discover how:

Every brain is wired differently
Exercise improves cognition
Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn
Stress changes the way we learn
In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.

Dr. John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders. He has spent most of his professional life as a private research consultant, working primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on research related to mental health. Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

In 2004, Medina was appointed to the rank of affiliate scholar at the National Academy of Engineering. He has been named Outstanding Faculty of the Year at the College of Engineering at the University of Washington; the Merrill Dow/Continuing Medical Education National Teacher of the Year; and, twice, the Bioengineering Student Association Teacher of the Year. Medina has been a consultant to the Education Commission of the States and a regular speaker on the relationship between neurology and education. He also writes the “Molecules of the Mind” column for the Psychiatric Times.

Medina’s books include: Brain Rules (New York Times Bestseller), Brain Rules for Baby, Brain Rules for Aging Well, As the father of two boys, he has an interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and In addition to his research, consulting, and teaching, Medina speaks regularly to public officials, business and medical professionals, school boards, and nonprofit leaders. Medina lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.

Health Expo 6:15p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Arrive early at Glenbard North High School, and receive free heath assessments and giveaways from over 20 organizations.

Also on Wednesday, Oct. 17 the Glenbard Parent Series will host a wellness expo at 6:15p.m. at Glenbard North.

From 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. area health vendors and organizations will showcase their services. The expo will include free health assessments, prizes, giveaways, tastes of healthy food and more. Flu Shots will be available for a reduced price of $25.00 and free for Medicare B and some insurance plans.

A community conversation will follow this discussion.