Booziotis Distinguished Lecture Series


Booziotis Distinguished Lecture Series

The fourth Jean & Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture was held April 27, 2017.

Dr. Marilyn Albert of Johns Hopkins University presented “Seeking Better Treatments for Alzheimer’s: The Way Forward” at the Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas.

A professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins and Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr. Albert focuses on the cognitive and brain changes associated with aging and Alzheimer’s Disease. Her work has delineated the cognitive changes associated with aging and early Alzheimer's Disease, along with potential methods of early identification of Alzheimer's.

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About the Lecture Series

The Jean & Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture occurs annually in April and is open to the public.

The aim of the lecture series is to highlight distinguished visitors in the area of cognitive neuroscience to Dallas, and to facilitate the spread of their knowledge and research through our community.

Another key aspect of the lectures is that they form part of CVL’s public education mission, particularly among young adults students interested in science.

The first Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture in 2014 featured Dr. John Jonides, a memory researcher at the University of Michigan who discussed evidence-based ways one can train the mind to improve cognitive function.

The second lecture in 2015 featured Dr. Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of aging and dementia, from the University of California, Irvine. In her lecture, she decribed the cognitive and health traits of the "Oldest Old" -- people more than 90 years of age who are one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States.

The third lecture featured MIT's Dr. John Gabrieli, who highlighted what principles of brain organization are consistent across individuals, and how brains vary across people due to age, personality, and other dimensions of individuality.

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Please check back for more information on for our 5th annual lecture, to be held April 2018.

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