How did a 19-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California become an internationally renowned neurosurgeon? Join us for a story about the importance of family, of mentors, the fight to cure brain cancer, and of giving people a chance.
In association with the exhibition, "A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed"
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, also known as Dr. Q, is an associate professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland where he also directs the Brain Tumor Surgery Program, the Pituitary Surgery Program and leads the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory. Leading cutting edge research to cure brain cancer, Dr. Q was named as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in 2008. Among his extensive publications in the medical field, Dr. Q is the lead editor for the upcoming edition of Schmidek and Sweet's Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, the world's preeminent encyclopedia of neurosurgery.
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has been a reporter with Southern California Public Radio, KPCC 89.3FM since 2000. He's reported on education, politics, culture, and the occasional fire. His work has been recognized with the regional Edward R. Murrow, L.A. Press Club Radio Journalist of the Year, and the Ruben Salazar awards. In 1994 he co-founded the performance group The Taco Shop Poets. He writes the Movie Miento blog every week for KCET.org.
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