Winston Center's Chambers Lecture Series featuring Dr. Bennet Omalu
Dr. Bennet Omalu brings a rare combination of humility and fervor, as he shares his story of going from humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to becoming one of the biggest disrupters in the history of sports and medicine. He details the challenges he faced taking on the NFL and other top US franchises to ensure that the truth—and risk—of chronic brain damage was known, understood, accepted, and at all costs, prevented. He also discusses the biases and obstacles he overcame as an African immigrant staunchly committed to studying medicine in the U.S. and rising to the top of his field, despite all odds. Dr. Omalu's story was chronicled in the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00pm