Friday, March 15, 2024

Aging Initiative Symposium - The Aging Brain: Risk and Resilience

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
U-M Biomedical Science Research Building - Kahn Auditorium
109 Zina Pitcher Place Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Contact Stephanie Nava with questions at [email protected]

Join us for the 1st annual Aging Initiative Symposium by Michigan Aging and Disability Resource Collaboration. Registration required.

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA:

8:00-8:30 AM Check in

8:30-8:45 AM Welcome

8:45-9:30 AM Keynote Presentation -- Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D. - Using Complex Genetics in Mice to Unlock the Secrets of Resilience to Dementia.

9:30-10:30 AM Posters and Networking

10:30-11:45 AM (SESSION 1 – MICDA / CAPRA)

10:30-10:55 AM -- Laura Zahodne, Ph.D.- Biopsychosocial pathways in dementia inequalities: introduction to the Michigan Cognitive Aging Project

10:55-11:20 AM -- Josh Ehrlich, M.D., M.P.H. - More than Meets the Eye: Vision and Cognitive Health

11:20-11:45 AM - Panel Discussion

11:45-1:30 PM -- LUNCH / NETWORKING / POSTERS (POSTERS FROM 12:30-1:30)

1:30-2:45 PM (SESSION 2 – MCCFAD / MCUAAAR)

1:30-1:55 PM -- Myles Durkee, Ph.D. - The Psychological Implications of Racial Code-Switching

1:55-2:20 PM --Elizabeth Munoz, Ph.D. - Stress and Cognitive Health in U.S. Latinos

2:20-2:45 PM - Panel Discussion

2:45-3:15 PM -- POSTER SESSION / NETWORKING

3:15-4:30 PM (SESSION 3 – MADRC / PEPPER)

3:15-3:40 PM - Emily Briceno, Ph.D. - Measurement of cognition across culturally and linguistically diverse aging populations.

3:40-4:05 PM - Courtney Polenick, Ph.D - Daily Experiences and Mental Health in Dementia Care Dyads

4:05-4:30 PM - Panel Discussion

4:30 PM -- POSTER AWARDS/ CLOSING

Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Elinor Levine Professor of Dementia Research
Professor of Neurology