Friedman Conference to be held May 24

Updates on research on aging will be presented at the 2011 Friedman Conference on Aging at the School of Medicine.

The annual conference, which honors university benefactors Dorismae and the late Harvey A. Friedman, will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in the Connor Auditorium in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. It is sponsored by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. No registration is required.

Previous recipients of the Friedman Center for Aging Pilot Project and Proposal Development and Education Initiative will present updates on their research. Presenters and topics include:

  • Shin-inchiro Imai, MD, PhD, associate professor of developmental biology and of medicine, “Toward Productive Aging: SIRT1, Systemic NAD Biosynthesis and NAD World.”
  • Monique M. Williams, MD, assistant professor of medicine and of psychiatry, “State of the Nation: Disparities and Aging.”
  • Paul J. Shaw, PhD, associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology, “The Role of Sleep in Plasticity in the Aging Fly.”
  • Susy Stark, PhD, assistant professor of occupational therapy and of neurobiology, “Falls in the Elderly.”

John C. Morris, MD, the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Professor of Neurology and director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, will give brief opening remarks and moderate a question-and-answer interaction after each presentation.

In addition, the recipients of the Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award and the Dorismae and Harvey A. Friedman Award will be presented on behalf of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation.

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