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Environmental Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
April 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Dr. Elijah Stommel will discuss his research on environmental risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Stommel is currently professor of Neurology in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and director of the ALS Clinical Research Center at DHMC. He has studied the relationship between the waterborne cyanobacteria and ALS extensively.
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Dr. Stommel has been directing the ALS clinical and research program in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for over 25 years. He is currently professor of Neurology in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, and director of the ALS Clinical and Research Center. Over the last 15 years he has developed a multi-disciplinary multi-institutional team of research workers who are investigating the distribution of cases of ALS in New England, and the application of case-control epidemiological studies, environmental toxicology, limnology, satellite remote sensing and GIS methodologies to investigate environmental risk factors for the development of ALS.