Brody lecturers are selected for their contributions to science in general and neuroscience in particular, their practice of medicine, and their community leadership.
Harold Brody, MD, PhD, came to Buffalo, joining the Department of Anatomy in 1954, after receiving his PhD from the University of Minnesota.
He was one of the first scientists to study aging changes in the human brain. His work was among the most referenced papers in the field and his data were one of the most frequently cited correlates of normal brain aging.
While at Buffalo, he completed his MD degree, in 1961. In 1963, he became the first Buffalo faculty to be named a Fulbright fellow, which he spent at the University of Copenhagen continuing his studies on aging in the nervous system.
Dr. Brody served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy from 1971 - 1992. An outstanding teacher, he dedicated much of his life to his students in neuroanatomy.
He developed the curriculum and many of the irreplaceable teaching materials which are still used today.
In particular Dr. Brody developed the Museum of Neuroanatomy in the Medical School, which is a local and national treasure.