Thursday, March 1, 2018// 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm MT
Lobo Living Room: Concussions — Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Video recording:

Lobo Living Room presents Concussions—Mild Traumatic Brain Injury by Dr. David A. Hovda. Dr. Hovda is a Lind Lawrence Eminent Scholar; director of UCLA Brain Injury Research Center; and vice-chairman of Academic Affairs Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.: Check-in and reception
6:15 to 7:30 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

More about Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Following TBI, cells in the brain that are biomechanically injured die. Those that remain, survive in a state of vulnerability. This lecture will describe the biomechanics of how the brain is injured following a violent movement to the head and the mechanisms that contribute this injury-induced cellular vulnerability. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the degree of vulnerability of TBI as well as its effect on different regions of the human brain.

With so much recent interest in the short- and long-term effects of mild TBI, generally referred to as concussion, the lecture will focus on the neurochemical and metabolic cascade that contributes to the above-mentioned vulnerability and how it would affect the diagnosis, return-to-play decisions, long-term effects and the potential threats to cognitive learning and memory disorders.

Non-invasive techniques will be illustrated and discussed along with a historical perspective of the topic of TBI. It is hoped that the audience will get a general understanding of what is currently scientifically known regarding diagnosis, prognosis, the issues that surround recovery, the effect of age-at-injury and what level of protection is currently available. Finally, the lecture will provide a look into the future of therapeutic treatments and the potential reduction of risks in terms of TBI with athletic and non-athletic activities.

Ticketing and Registration:

This event is filed to capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please contact our office at (505) 277-5808.


For more information or changes to your RSVP, contact the Alumni Relations Office by email or by phone at 505-277-5808 or 800-258-6866.

Location and Parking:

Location: UNM Cancer Center, Education Auditorium, 1201 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Parking: Free parking is available in the lot west of the UNM Cancer Center. Please park in event spaces only (no reserved spaces) and enter the building on the west side of the UNM Cancer Center.


For questions or more information:

Kathie Scott
Special Events Coordinator, 505-277-9093,