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.


January 30, 2018: Kenneth Langa, MD, PhD, Professor Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

February 6, 2018: Marcas Bamman, PhD, Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine and Nutrition Sciences Director, Center for Exercise Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

February 13, 2018: Mark Hayward, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, and Center for Women's and Gender Studies, Director, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts Professor, University of Texas at Austin

February 20, 2018: Goldie Byrd, PhD, Professor of Biology and Director Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's Aging and Community Health, North Carolina A & T State University

February 27, 2018: Ellen Binder, MD, Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Videos now available:

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



Videos now available:

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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