Brain function and health will be the focus of a Staying Sharp session on October 16 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Part of a highly recognized series, the program will emphasize successful aging through a panel discussion of memory, late-life brain disorders, and brain fitness. A question and answer session will follow the discussion.
The program is hosted by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, in partnership with NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community and the MetLife Foundation. Featured speakers will be:
• John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D. (moderator), William Maul Measey-Truman G. Schnabel, Jr., M.D., Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Director, Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
• Mary D. Naylor, Ph.D., F.A.A.N., R.N., Marian S. Ware Professor of Gerontology; Director of NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
• Jason Karlawish, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics; Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Education, Recruitment and Retention Core, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
• Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D., M.B.A., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
• Steven E. Arnold, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology; Director Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of more than 280 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community is America’s foremost network of 50+ adults and organizations with a passion and affinity for education and learning. MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife for the purpose of supporting educational, health and civic and cultural organizations.
Staying Sharp is a series of public forums and educational booklets for older Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the series has been attended by more than 31,900 people in 29 cities across the United States.