Louis Ritz, PhD, Associate Professor
Meditation, Neuroplasticity, and the Brain
Saturday, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm, Main Tent
The Brain and the Science of Meditation
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 01:15 p.m, Tent A
Louis A. Ritz, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the Department of Neuroscience, within the University of Florida College of Medicine and the McKnight Brain Institute. His research interests investigated new techniques aimed at alleviating the devastating consequences of injury to the spinal cord.
In recent years Dr. Ritz has focused on medical and graduate education. He is the course director for Clinical Neuroscience, taken by second year medical students, and is co-author of the textbook “Medical Neuroscience”. He was selected, based on an Educational Portfolio, as a member of the College of Medicine’s “Society of Teaching Scholars” in 2006.
At the University of Florida he also is Director of a campus-wide Center for Spirituality and Health, which offers workshops, academic programs, and interdisciplinary research ventures exploring the impact of spirituality on health.
For the undergraduate Honors Program Dr. Ritz directs two courses, “Spirituality and Health” and “Neurotheology.”