Leading UCLA researchers present latest findings on aging, age-related issues

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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 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.
 
WHO:
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
 
WHEN: 
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
 
WHERE:
UCLA Faculty Center (map)
 
MEDIA CONTACT: 
Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777
 
PARKING:
For parking, enter the campus on Westholme Avenue, just off of Hilgard Avenue. The parking kiosk will have parking information.
Media Contact:
Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
[email protected]