The fourth annual Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD lecturer, Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, Director, ALS Center of Excellence, Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, Michigan Medicine, University of MichiganThe Neurological, presents, "Complications of Obesity: A Modern Day Epidemic."
The Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD Lecture in Neurology
The Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD Lecture in Neurology was initiated by Dr. Pedro Pasik after the passing of his wife Tauba and now renamed for both to honor preferably women of prominence in neurology and neuroscience.
Drs. Tauba (Tony) and Pedro Pasik came to New York City soon after graduating from medical school in Argentina. They completed neurology residency at Bellevue Hospital. For 65 years they worked together in academic neurology and were celebrated members of the Mount Sinai community. They created the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology at Mount Sinai under the guidance of Dr. Morris B. Bender. They translated and edited the three-volume annotated version of Texture of the Nervous System of Man and the Vertebrates by renowned neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
Dr. Tauba Pasik gained national and international recognition as a physician scientist and was a role model for generations of trainees. She was a lover of opera, chamber music and poetry, an avid world traveler, a fierce women’s rights advocate, a champion of just social causes and most of all a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose family was always her utmost priority. Dr. Pedro Pasik was a dedicated neurologist and founder of the “Brain and Behavior” course at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which he directed for several decades. In 2011, Dr. Pedro Pasik received The Jacobi Medallion from The Mount Sinai Alumni Association for his distinguished achievement in the field of medicine and extraordinary service to alumni.
The Department of Neurology is pleased that their decades-long legacy here at Mount Sinai lives on in this annual lecture series.
Friday, April 17 at 8:00am to 9:00am
The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, Hess Seminar Room B 1470 Madison Avenue New York, New York