Leading UCLA researchers present latest age-related research

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Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
WHAT:
At a special conference sponsored by the UCLA Center on Aging and the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, UCLA researchers will present their latest findings on age-related topics, including Alzheimer's disease, nutrition, sleep, exercise and more. 
 
WHEN:
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16
 
WHO:
Sessions and speakers will include:
 
Poster session research highlights (8:20–9 a.m. | 10:15–11 a.m.)
Highlights include research on how tai chi can improve quality of life for depressed seniors; how testosterone's effect on fat cells may impact diabetes risk in older men; how marriage may protect against depression in older adults; and how anxiety in seniors may affect cognitive performance.
 
Program speakers (9–10:15 a.m.)
Jesus A. Araujo, M.D., Ph.D.: "Environmental Cardiology: How Does the Air We Breathe Affect Our Hearts?"
L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D.: "Secrets of the Oldest Old"
V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.: "Sustaining Neural and Muscle Function: Why They Are Inseparable and Why It Matters"  
 
Program speakers (11–11:40 a.m.)
Ronald M. Harper, Ph.D.: "Sleep, Breathing and the Brain"
Jonathan Wanagat, M.D., Ph.D.: "Mitochondrial Genetics in Sarcophenia"  
 
Keynote speaker (11:40 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
Deborah M. Burke, Ph.D.: "I'll Never Forget What's-Her-Name: Language, Memory and Successful Aging"
           
 
WHERE:
UCLA Faculty Center, on the UCLA campus (map)
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachel Champeau, [email protected], 310-794-0777
 
PARKING:
Enter the campus on Westholme Avenue, just off of Hilgard Avenue. The parking kiosk located there will have parking information.
Media Contact:
Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
[email protected]