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Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, has been acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science. Lisa has captured a unique place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. She is author of the New York Times best-selling novels "Still Alice," "Left Neglected, "Love Anthony" and "Inside the O'Briens."
"Still Alice" was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, won the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland.
In 2015, Lisa was named one of the U.S. Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, the TODAY show, CNN, PBS Newshour, and NPR. Her TED Talk, "What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's" has been viewed over 3 million times.
She received The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, for "distinguished storytelling that has enriched the public dialogue," The Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award, The Global Genes RARE Champions of Hope Award, and The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Media Award for "informing the public about Treatment and ongoing research in medical illness."
Genova's latest book is "Every Note Played," an instant best-seller and an Amazon Best Book of the Month.