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Nov
16
2021

Medical Alumni Association | Virtual Event: "What’s So Super about SuperAgers?"

Ward Doors

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Jillian Kurtz Brubaker | Assistant Director, Communications   (312) 503-3926

Group: Medical Alumni Association

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Half Century Club invites you to join Emily J. Rogalski, ’07 PhD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and associate director of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, for a fascinating presentation.

On average, memory abilities decline with aging. However, there are some individuals we call SuperAgers, who seem to resist age-related changes in memory. For more than 10 years, Dr. Rogalski has been leading the Northwestern SuperAging Research Program, which has a goal of identifying genetic, biologic, and psychosocial factors that contribute to living long and living well. In this presentation, she will highlight Northwestern’s contributions to research in this area and its relevance for healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease.

The SuperAgers study was recently awarded a $20 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to establish an international multi-center SuperAging consortium coordinated through Northwestern University. Northwestern Medicine’s SuperAger Research Program will expand beyond its Chicago roots to include sites across the United States and one in Canada. Read more about this development on Northwestern Now.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4:00–5:00 p.m. CST

Advance registration required.

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