Lefeber Winter Series on Aging
Tuesday Evenings January 31 through February 28, 2017
The Lefeber Winter Series on Aging, now in its 22nd year, features nationally recognized gerontology research educators, basic scientists, clinicians and social scientists. Each speaker presents a lecture on an important aspect of aging research and consults with students, faculty and staff on research topics, grant applications and articles being written for publication.
The lecture series is open to the general public and attracts a number of seniors and healthcare providers from the Galveston community in addition to UTMB scientists and providers. A reception follows each one hour lecture.
Tuesday, January 31: "Modernizing Survey Measures of Late-Life Disability"
Alan Jette, PT, MPH, PhD
Director, Health and Disability Research
Professor of Health and Management
University of Boston
Tuesday, February 7: "Merits of Late Life Cognitive Training: Findings, Controversies, and a Way Forward"
Michael Marsiske, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida
Tuesday, February 14: "Muscle Weakness and Atrophy during Aging"
Christopher M. Adams, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology & Metabolism
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
University of Iowa
Tuesday, February 21: "Aging and Cognition in Mexican Population"
Silvia Mejia-Arango, PhD
Director, Department of Population Studies
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF)
Tuesday, February 28: "Drug Therapy in Older Persons: Beliefs, Myths, and Challenges"
Jerry Gurwitz, MD
Meyers Professorship in Primary Care Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School