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S A N G R A M   S I S O D I A
Sangram on My Mind*

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30-8:30pm
The Lounge at Iwan Ries, 19 South Wabash

Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30
followed by discussion and more cocktails.    
$40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches. 
 
Reservations are required.

Sangram Sisodia, Thomas Reynolds, Sr., Family Professor of Neurosciences and Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will give an update on current research on the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.

Since Sam's last lecture to the Cigar Society (in February 2010) there have been a number of articles in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on ground-breaking research on Alzheimerís disease and the clinical trials of new remedies. Itís all quackery, of course. Our eminent scholar and researcher Dr. Sisodia will debunk those exaggerated claims and remind us that vigorous exercise remains the best antidote, and that drinking, cigar smoking, obesity, and lethargy are the primary accelerants. (Cigar Society members remain exceptions to this rule, of course.)

[image: Sam Sisodia]Dr. Sangram Sisodia has received many awards, including the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's Disease Research from the American Academy of Neurology (1997); the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award for Medical Research (1998); Presidential Special Lecturer at the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in 2001 and 2006; and membership in the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars (2007) and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2009).  Dr. Sisodia has served on the scientific review and advisory committees of the federal and non-federal agencies, including: NLS1 (NIH) Study Section ('95-'97); Member, NIA Board of Scientific Counselors ('99-''04); SFN Program Committee (2007-).  He serves on the Editorial Boards of eight journals, including Neuron and Cell and is a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and Faculty of 1000 Biology.   He was inducted as a member of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars (2007), Fellow of AAAS (2008), and Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (2010), and Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences (2011).

He received his B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Georgia.  He joined The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 1985, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Pathology and Neuroscience.  He then moved to The University of Chicago in 1998 to assume the Chairmanship in the Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. 


About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at curtis.tuckey@logicophilosophicus.org.

*Sangram on My Mind

Sangram, Sangram,
The whole day through,
Just a failing brain
Keeps Sangram on my mind.

I'm say Sangram, Sangram,
An experiment with you
Would be sweet and clear
But for those senile plaques you find.

Other arms reach out to me,
Other eyes smile tenderly,
At the wreckage that they see,
And the road leads back to you.

I said Sangram, O-o-oh, Sangram,
No peace I find.
Just a failing brain
Keeps Sangram on my mind.

I said a failing brain
Keeps Sangram on my mind.

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*With music by Hoagy Carmichael and original lyrics by Stuart Gorrell, "Georgia on My Mind" was first recorded on September 15, 1930, in New York City, with Hoagy Carmichael on vocals and Bix Beiderbecke on muted cornet.  The recording was part of Beiderbecke's last recording session.  Check out a classic version by Ray Charles from 1960.  (These slightly modified lyrics are set in a type font known as
Georgia italic.)