Brain function and health will be the focus of the free Staying Sharp session on April 28 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A keynote address by Gary Small, M.D., author of The Alzheimer's Prevention Program, will kick off the session, followed by a book signing. Audience members will then be treated to a panel dicussion and Q&A about the aging brain, memory, and brain health issues.
The program is presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, MetLife Foundation, Wake Forest University, Society for Neuroscience, and AARP. Panelists will be:
- Janine Jennings, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Wake Forest University
- Paul Laurienti, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Laboratory for Complex Brain Networks, Wake Forest School of Medicine
- Kaycee Michelle Sink, M.D., M.A.S, Associate Professor, Geriatrics & Gerontology, Wake Forest School of Medicine
- Floyd “Ski” Chilton, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of more than 300 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.
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 34,000 people in 37 cities across the United States.