‘Here Comes the Sun’ NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium


Thursday, April 27, 2023


2:00pm - 2:30pm




Most people know that more sun means an increase in that much-needed vitamin D, as well as an increase in serotonin. Did you know that sunshine has been found to also affect cognition? Or, that it can actually help certain skin conditions?

It’s true that the sun boasts quite an impressive list of benefits, but as the age-old saying goes: “You don’t want too much of a good thing.”

The first description of skin cancer dates as far back as the writings of Hippocrates of Kos in the 5th century, B.C. However, scientists at Michigan Medicine, led by one of our mini symposium speakers, are still connecting UV rays with new unexpected forms of cancer.

It is hard to know where to dive into the massive amount of health-related information revolving around the sun. However, “Here Comes the Sun,” the next installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series, on Thursday, April 27, at 2 p.m. via Zoom, is a great place to start.  

The event is presented by the Wolfe Brain Health Initiative, in partnership with the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Family Depression Center,  the Department of Psychiatry, and the Department of Dermatology.

We are extremely excited to welcome three incredible speakers:

Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. (The Sun + Brain Health + Moderator)
  James W. Albers Distinguished Professor
  Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology

Leslie Swanson, Ph.D. (The Sun & Seasonal Affective Disorder)
  Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  Eisenberg Family Depression Center

Kelly Harms, M.D., Ph.D. (The Dos and Don’ts of Sun Exposure & Your Skin)
  Lewis and Lillian Becker Professor of Dermatology
  Chief, Division of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology

As sure as the sun comes up each day (we couldn’t resist—sorry), this is an event you don’t want to miss. Don’t forget to submit your questions when you register at: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/mneuronet/events/202304/mini-symposium-series-here-comes-sun