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Sharlee Jeter + Dr. Sampson Davis + Dr. Heather Berlin

The Power to Overcome Challenges

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

What are the common threads that enable survivors of illness, trauma, and prejudice to triumph over their challenges? Cancer survivor Sharlee Jeter and co-author Sampson Davis M.D. meet with neuroscientist Heather Berlin, a Brainwave regular, to examine how people have overcome cancer, poverty, toxic relationships, racism, violence, career roadblocks, and other obstacles.

The conversation marks the paperback issue of The Stuff: Unlock Your Power to Overcome Challenges, Soar, and Succeed by Sharlee Jeter and Sampson Davis, with a foreword by Derek Jeter.

Presented with The Lymphoma Research Foundation.


About the Speakers

Image by Sam Maller

Sharlee Jeter is president of the Turn 2 Foundation, a nonprofit established by her brother, baseball legend Derek Jeter, that helps young people reach their full potential by creating and supporting initiatives that promote leadership development, academic achievement, positive behavior, healthy lifestyles, and social change. She also serves as vice president of strategy and development for Jeter Ventures, which encompasses Derek’s full portfolio of business operations. Sharlee received her bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Spelman College. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her son, Jalen.

Dr. Sampson Davis is an emergency room physician, public speaker, philanthropist, and New York Times bestselling author. In 2000, he helped found The Three Doctors Foundation, which offers a series of free public programs focused on health, education, leadership, and mentoring. Dr. Davis was honored in 2000 with the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award as well as named one of their forty most inspirational African Americans in the country. He is the youngest physician to receive the National Medical Association highest honor and was honored on national television with the 2009 BET Awards. Dr. Davis has co-authored New York Times bestselling books, The Pact, We Beat the Street, The Bond, and Living and Dying in Brick City: An ER Doctor Returns Home and Stuff: Unlock Your Power to Overcome Challenges, Soar, and Succeed (Simon&Schuster).


Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she also completed her NIH post-doctoral fellowship. She practices clinical neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She explores the neural basis of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric and neurological disorders with the aim of developing novel treatments. She is also interested in the brain basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Berlin is a founding committee member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange and host of Startalk All-Stars with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. She has also hosted series on PBS and the Discovery Channel. Heather Berlin’s four previous Brainwave appearances have been with film editor Walter Murch (2017), actor Zachary Quinto (2016), director Richard Eyre (2015), and math savant Jason Padgett (2014).


Priority Tickets: $45.00

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Priority Member Tickets: $36.00

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Priority tickets include a copy of The Stuff.