Drew to speak at AAUW on Oct. 24 on ‘Growth of a Healthy Brain’

Published 5:06 pm Friday, October 14, 2011

At the next meeting of the Polk County American Association of University Women (AAUW), Dr. Ruby Drew will review the physical development of the brain, the diversity of the brain’s functions and ways to keep the brain healthy as we age.
The meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian fellowship hall.
Dr. Drew is a recently retired professor of communication sciences and disorders. She earned her Ph.D from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and concurrently completed their program in brain, cognition and memory.
She has taught at Western Carolina University and East Tennessee State University and currently directs the Aphasia Treatment Group in Asheville, N.C.
Clinically, she has worked with persons with brain injury and disease for 40 years.
A native of Minnesota, Dr Drew moved to North Carolina with her husband, Gerry, in 1995 and to Polk County in 2007. She is active locally as president of the board for the Tryon Arts and Crafts School and with Steps to HOPE.
AAUW meetings are open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
– article submitted
by Audrey Ortiz

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