Sat, Jan 29 | The Club Room @ Park Place

2022 Saturday Sisters with author Lisa M. Shulman, MD

Two years in the (re)planning, we welcome Dr. Lisa Shulman to Atlanta, Park Place, and Women Alone Together. In the Women Alone Together tradition of women telling their stories and our learning from them, Dr. Shulman will share her experience of mind-altering grief as revealed in her book.
2022 Saturday Sisters with author Lisa M. Shulman, MD

Time & Location

Jan 29, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
The Club Room @ Park Place, 2660 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

About The Event

We begin 2022 with a Saturday Sisters event with the “information, kinship, and life lessons” to which our mission aspires. We are eager to be together as a group in a casual setting and welcome Lisa M. Shulman, MD who was originally scheduled for spring, 2020. With such a relevant topic and accomplished author, this event will also serve as our book program for January.

Event Details

This event is held at Park Place on Peachtree. Valet parking is available at entry. Free guest parking is to the right of the building. Tell the doorman you are attending Mrs. Curry’s event in the Club Room and you will be directed to the event. 

Price $15 to cover rental of room, etc.

Please bring a dish to share. We supply paper & plastic goods, coffee, tea, water.

The event will also be shared online and recorded for future viewing and sharing.

About the author

Lisa M. Shulman MD is a neurologist specializing in Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. In addition to neurology, her diverse background includes training in health policy, nursing and education. She is the Eugenia Brin Professor of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders and the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson Disease. Dr. Shulman is Director of the University of Maryland Movement Disorders Center. She served as Treasurer of the American Academy of Neurology and on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Neurology. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the PROMIS Health Organization and the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Shulman received the 2018 President’s Award from the American Academy of Neurology for contributions to the Academy and the neurology profession.

Dr. Shulman’s major research interest is the impact of chronic neurologic diseases such as Parkinson disease on daily function and quality of life. Related interests include outcomes measurement, health disparities, exercise interventions, biosensor-genotype-phenotype studies, clinical data visualization, and cognitive/behavioral disorders. She has served as Principal Investigator and Investigator in numerous investigator-initiated and sponsored clinical trials. Dr. Shulman is PI on an ongoing study to investigate the relationship between levels of cognitive function and meaningful responses on patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Shulman is author or editor of 200 books, chapters and peer-reviewed publications. She is Editor-in-Chief of Brain & Life Patient Books, co-author of Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, and author of Before and After Loss: A Neurologist’s Perspective on Loss, Grief and Our Brain. 

About the Book

In Before and After Loss, Dr. Shulman builds on her experience as a neurologist to describe a personal story of loss and her journey to understand the science behind the mind-altering experience of grief. Part memoir, part creative nonfiction, part account of scientific discovery, this moving book combines her perspectives as an expert in brain science and a keen observer of behavior with her experience as a clinician, a caregiver, and a widow. Shedding light on the disconnect between the conventional wisdom about loss and emerging knowledge on the neuroscience of emotional trauma as the cause of brain injury, Dr. Shulman explores not only the experience but also the science and psychology of loss. Drawing on the latest studies about grief and its effects, she explains what scientists know about how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. She also traces the interface between the experience of profound loss and the search for emotional restoration. 

Before and After Loss: A Neurologist's Perspective on Loss, Grief, and Our Brain - YouTube

In this video, Dr. Shulman explains how the mind, brain and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. She also traces the interface between the experience of profound loss and the search for emotional restoration.

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