April 24, 2017

ChopraCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is hosting a community event featuring author and speaker Dr. Deepak Chopra at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. Tickets are $35 and Chopra will be signing copies of “You Are the Universe” that can be purchased at the event. 

Chopra is founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism. Chopra is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has written more than 85 books, including 24 New York Times bestsellers, that have been translated into more than 43 languages. 

Earlier that day, Chopra will deliver the keynote address at the Second Annual Global Brain Health and Performance Summit presented by Ohio State’s Neurological Institute and the Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance.  

“The Summit is a unique opportunity for us to advance our collective understanding of the mind-body connection so we can improve performance and overall well-being,” Chopra said.  “And at the community event, I will address some of the most important questions about our place in the world and discuss practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing.”

The Thursday-Saturday conference at the Hilton Columbus Downtown will feature many of the world's most prominent neuroscientists, researchers and key experts in brain health, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and notable science journalists. Sessions will touch on technological advances for understanding brain-body connectivity to optimize performance across athletics, the military and the general population; digitization of neuroscience; and brain health analytics and its impact on patient care. 

"We are thrilled that Dr. Chopra will be joining the world-class group of researchers and leaders at the Summit to present his renowned perspective on the brain’s untapped potential,” said Dr. Ali Rezai, director of Ohio State's Neurological Institute and Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance.  “We are also honored to host him at an event for the entire Columbus community.”

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Media Contact: Eileen Scahill, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu

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