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    Winston Center's Chambers Lecture Series
    Date: 2/23/2017
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Boston College, Main Campus
    Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, Mass.

    About This Event

    This event has been cancelled due to weather concerns and postponed to Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center.

    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 U.S. franchises to ensure that the truth—and risk—of chronic brain damage was known, understood, accepted, and at all costs, prevented. He will also discuss 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" which starred Will Smith.

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