Leading UCLA researchers present latest findings on aging, age-related issues
June 11, 2009
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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 issues, including Alzheimer's disease, diet and nutrition, exercise, breast cancer, fall-prevention, dementia, and much more. For information and a full program schedule, visit www.aging.ucla.edu/AnnResearchCon2007.html.
Speakers: Lynn Daucher, the director of the California Department of Aging will deliver the conference's keynote address, "Research Network to Aging Network." Other conference speakers include:
- Lynn Vavreck, UCLA assistant professor of political science: "Ageism in the 2008 Election"
- Steven Clarke, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry: "Strategies for Stopping Aging Chemistry in Its Tracks"
- Lene Levy Storms, UCLA associate professor of social welfare: "Teaching Good Bedside Manners to Nursing Home Staff"
Panel: The conference's panel, "Nutrition and Aging: Fact vs. Fiction," will include the following participants:
- Zhaoping Li (moderator), UCLA professor of clinical medicine
- Catherine F. Clarke, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry
- Sally Frautschy, UCLA associate professor-in-residence of medicine
- Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, UCLA professor of physiological science
- Stephen R. Spindler, UC Riverside professor of biochemistry
8 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 16
- 8 a.m.: Registration
- 8:20–9 a.m.: Poster session
- 9–10:15 a.m.: Program speakers (Vavreck, Clarke, Levy-Storms)
- 10:15–11 a.m.: Poster session
- 11–11:40 a.m.: Panel discussion
- 11:40 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Keynote speaker Lynn Daucher
UCLA Faculty Center (map)
Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777
For parking, enter the campus on Westholme Avenue, just off of Hilgard Avenue. The parking kiosk will have parking information.