Project ALS presents “Food and Mood:  Cultural and Clinical Perspectives,” a discussion featuring President Debora Spar and Courtney Martin ’02, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters.

Admission is FREE for Barnard students, faculty and staff (Regular admission is $100, Students $10).  Registration is required.  Please RSVP to

Hosted by Comedian Caroline Rhea, the event also features Amanda Hesser, author of Cooking for Mr. Latte, Louis J. Aronne of Weill-Cornell Medical College and author of The Skinny and Orli R. Etingin of Weill-Cornell Medical College.

When:              Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-8:30pm

Where:             Time Life Auditorium, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, NYC


An installment in the Project ALS “Women and the Brain” series, this event focuses on women’s relationships with food and eating, offering clinical, cultural and comedic perspectives.  It is sponsored by Regina Kulik Scully, Columbia University, Empire Merchants and Time Inc.

The mission of Project ALS is to recruit the world's best research scientists and clinicians to work toward an understanding of and the first effective treatments for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.