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Staying sharp in Washington, D.C.

Leading experts discuss brain health issues of minority populations

DANA Foundation

WHAT:
Brain health of aging African Americans and Hispanics will be the focus of a Staying Sharp session on October 6 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. Part of a highly recognized series, the program will explore ongoing research into the treatment of depression and stroke prevention in minority populations. Panelists will also discuss memory loss and present tips for successful aging.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 6, 2007
10:00AM - 12:00PM
(Free and open to the public)

WHERE:
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

WHO:
The program is sponsored by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, in partnership with NRTA: AARP's Educator Community and the MetLife Foundation. Featured speakers will be:

  • Stephanie Johnson, PhD, Moderator, American Psychological Association
  • P. Murali Doraiswamy, MB, BS, Division Head, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
  • Christopher Edwards, PhD, Medical Director, Biofeedback Laboratory and Pediatric Neuropsychology Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University
  • Patrick Griffith, MD, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, Meharry Medical College
  • Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Deputy Director, NINDS, NIH

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The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of 260 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. NRTA: AARP's Educator Community is America's foremost network of 50+ adults and organizations with a passion and affinity for education and learning.

Staying Sharp is a series of public forums and educational booklets for older Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the series has been attended by more than 25,000 people in 26 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit: http://www.dana.org/danaalliances/programs/stayingsharp/

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