Columbia University in the City of New York

BrainSTEM: Stroke


High School


Essential Questions

What do different brain structures do? How can they be affected by stroke? How do doctors synthesize a diagnosis?





Source Material

The Stavros Niarchos Brain Insight Lecture, “Can Children Save the Lives of Their Parents in the Throes of Stroke?”

By Olajide Williams, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of Staff of Neurology, Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and codirector of Columbia's Community Wellness Center.



Created by

William Bertolotti
with: Kaitlyn Reilly

Adapted by

Brittany Klimowicz

Edited by

Paula Croxson, PhD
Alice Freudenthal Cardoso

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