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Smart Prosthetics
November 9-11, 2006 -- Irvine, California

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2006 Program and Audio Presentations

Welcome and Opening Remarks    Overview Presentations
Communication Awards Presentation    


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ralph J. Cicerone
National Academy of Sciences
Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Harvey V. Fineberg
Institute of Medicine
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Richard N. Foster
W.M. Keck Foundation
Who the Heck was W.M. Keck?
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Hunter Peckham
Case Western Reserve University
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Overview Presentations

Keynote Address
Michael M. Merzenich
Francis Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology
Keck Center
for Integrative Neurosciences
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

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Perspectives on Neuroprosthetics from the View of a Neuroscientist and User
Alexander G. Rabchevsky
Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of Kentucky
Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center

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On the Design of Leg Prostheses: A Perspective from an Engineer and User
Hugh Herr
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
NEC Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Communication Awards Presentation

Charles C. Mann
Book Winner
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
 

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Elizabeth Kolbert
Newspaper/Magazine/Internet Winner
Staff Writer, The New Yorker 
 


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Nic Young (accepting the award on behalf of himself and Anna Thomson and Bill Locke)
TV/Radio Winner
Director of The History Channel and Lion Television's "Ape to Man"
 

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