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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S.
Cognitive reserve and cognitive remediation
Box Lunch Provided