MBI to host McKnight Foundation trustees

The faculty and staff of the McKnight Brain Institute will host distinguished guests from the Board of Trustees for the McKnight Foundation for Brain Research on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend presentations by McKnight Brain Institute faculty and researchers, focusing on aging and cognitive decline.

Dr. Joe Verghese, associate professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology will present the keynote address. Lunch will be provided and RSVP is required by Monday, Oct. 12 to Sandy Pulcini at (352) 273-5885 or pulcini@ufl.edu.

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Board of Trustees Site Visit

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute
100 S. Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
RSVP required by Oct. 12 to Sandy Pulcini 273-5885 or pulcini@ufl.edu

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast, LG110
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks, LG110

Basic Science Speakers DeWeese Auditorium
9 – 10:15 a.m.

Michael King, Ph.D.
Preliminary Study of Nanorexin for age-related memory dysfunction in rats
Christy Carter, Ph.D.
The influence of increased physical activity on assessing cognitive function in aged rats after life-long calorie restriction
Brandi Ormerod, Ph.D.
Biomarkers predict successful versus unsuccessful aging in rats

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Clinician Speakers DeWeese Auditorium
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.
Intervening with cognition in late life
Zvinka Zlatar, M.S.
Brain activity differences between sedentary and fit older adults: A cross-sectional MRI study
Catherine Price, Ph.D.
Neuroanatomical predictors of post-operative cognitive dysfunction: the role for white matter and entorhinal cortices

11:45 a.m. – noon

Noon – 1 .p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S.
Cognitive reserve and cognitive remediation

1 p.m.
Box Lunch Provided