UIC Chicago Aging & Health Symposium
UIC Aging & Health Symposium

Join our multi-disciplinary forum discussion for ideas and collaborative opportunities in the fields of aging and health. The symposium will highlight efforts from basic to community research organized into three interactive sessions with short presentations followed by a panel discussion in the areas of biology of aging, basic sciences, clinical sciences, and community health research.

The program features two distinguished keynote talks by Dr. Jay Olshansky (UIC) and Dr. Lisa Barnes (Rush) and a round table lunch for an engaging and informal cross-disciplinary conversation.

This is a free event. Please register online by May 10, 2019. On-site registration will not be available. Students, faculty and clinicians are welcome.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information, contact: Ana Bedran-Russo 

 

 

Date & Location

May 21st, 2019 8am to 4pm
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Room
828 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

 

Program

7:45 AM – 8:15 AM                             Registration and Coffee

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM                             Welcome Remarks

 

8:20 AM – 9:15 AM

INVITED DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Human Longevity: What's Possible?
S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UIC School of Public Health

 

SESSION 1: BIOLOGY OF AGING

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
Cognitive Aging: What a Difference an X Makes
Pauline Maki, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Psychology and OB/Gyn
UIC College of Medicine

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM
Aging, Cognition and Mobility
Mark D. Grabiner, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Aging and Oral Health
Fatemeh Afshari, DMD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
UIC College of Dentistry

 

10:20 AM – 10:35 AM                         Q&A session

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM                         Coffee break

 

SESSION 2: BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES OF AGING

11:00 AM – 11:20 PM
Hippocampal Plasticity in Aging and Aging-Linked Alzheimer’s Disease
Orly Lazarov, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
UIC College of Medicine

11:20 AM – 11:40 PM
Impact of Oral Infection on Brain Neuropathology
Keiko Watanabe, DMD, MS, PhD, Professor, Periodontics
UIC College of Dentistry

11:40 PM – 12:00 PM
Predicting Outcomes of Total Hip Replacement using Biomechanics
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Kharma Foucher, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

 

12:00 PM– 12:15 PM              Q&A session

 

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Aging Research Initiatives at NIDCR and NIH
Darien Weatherspoon, DMD, MPH, Director, Health Disparities Research Program
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch & Round Tables for Cross-Disciplinary Talk

 

1:30 PM – 2:25 PM

INVITED DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Race, Cognitive Aging and Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Dementia
Lisa Barnes, PhD, Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences and Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center

 

SESSION 3:  COMMUNITY HEALTH AND CLINICAL RESEARCH OF AGING 

2:30 – 2:50 PM
Building Health Promotion into Long-Term Care
Naoko Muramatsu, PhD, Associate Professor
UIC School of Public Health

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM
Cognitive Function and Quality of Life in Older Latino Adults
David Marquez, PhD, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

3:10- 3:30 PM
Aging and Training for Falls
Tanvi Bhatt, PhD, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

3:30 PM– 3:45 PM                  Q&A session

3:45  PM– 4:00 PM                 Closing Remarks
[TBD]

 

Date:
May 21, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Room
828 S. Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL 60612
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