Lefeber Winter Series on Aging

UTMB's Sealy Center on Aging presents the 22nd Lefeber Winter Series on Aging.

Tuesday Evenings January 30 through February 27, 2018

The Lefeber Winter Series on Aging, now in its 23rd 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.


Is the Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia on the Decline?: Epidemiological Evidence from Around the World
January 30, 2018
Presented by Kenneth M. Langa, MD, PhD, Cyrus Sturgis Professor of Medicine Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Health Management and Policy, and Institute for Gerontology Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Optimizing the Prescription to Counteract Aging Muscle Atrophy
February 6, 2018
Presented by Marcas M. Bamman, PhD, Professor, Departments of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology; Medicine; and Neurology Director, Center for Exercise Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine and Nutrition Sciences Director, Center for Exercise Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Institutional Policy Changes and the Growing Inequality in US Health and Mortality
February 13, 2018
Presented by Mark D. Hayward, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center University of Texas at Austin

Alzheimer's Disease in African Americans: Unraveling Genetics Using a Campus and Community Based Model for Recruitment, Inclusion and Empowerment
February 20, 2018
Presented by Goldie S. Byrd, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology Director, Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health (COAACH) North Carolina A&T State University

Recovery after Hip Fracture: How Can We do Better?
February 27, 2018:
Presented by Ellen F. Binder, MD, Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

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Modernizing Survey Measures of Late-Life Disability
January 31, 2017

Presented by Alan Jette, PT, MPH, PhD, Director, Health and Disability Research, Professor of Health and Management, Boston University

Merits of Late Life Cognitive Training: Findings, Controversies, and a Way Forward
February 7, 2017

Presented by Michael Marsiske, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida

Searching for Ways to Reduce Muscle Wasting During Aging
February 14, 2017

Presented by Christopher M. Adams, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology & Metabolism, Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Iowa

Aging and Cognition in Mexican Population
February 21, 2017

Presented by Silvia Mejia-Arango, PhD, Director, Department of Population Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF)

Drug Therapy in Older Persons: Beliefs, Myths, and Challenges
February 28, 2017

Presented by Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Meyers Professorship in Primary Care Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School



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Advancing the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease by 2016
February 2, 2016

Presented by Kathleen Anne Welsh-Bohmer, PhD, ABCN, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Director, Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Duke University School of Medicine

What's Really Happening at the End of Life? Insights from the Yale PEP Study
February 9, 2016

Presented by Thomas M. Gill, MD, Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine, Director, Yale Program on Aging, Yale School of Medicine

A Pragmatic Trial for COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS)

February 16, 2016

Presented by Pamela Duncan, PhD, FATPTA, FAHA, Professor, Department of Neurology, Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Fifty Years of Elderly Empowerment in Brazil
February 23, 2016

Presented by Cassio Turra, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Demography/Cedeplar, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Diabetes in the Elderly
March 1, 2016

Presented by Nicolas Musi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, UT Health Science Center -San Antonio



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