• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

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CVL Science Symposium Joining with UT Southwestern for Day of Imaging Talks

For the first time, the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas is holding its upcoming biennial Science Symposium in conjunction with UT Southwestern Medical Center, in an all-day event entitled “Neuroimaging is a Team Sport: The Promise of Multimodal Imaging and Cross-Institutional Collaborations.”

The Jan. 26, 2018 meeting on the campus of UT Southwestern will highlight the many collaborations that exist between our institutions, across three sessions: 1) Collaborative Projects that Work; 2) Amyloid and Tau Imaging; and 3) Resources for the Community.

This large collaborative project includes CVL faculty Drs. Gagan Wig, Kristen Kennedy and Karen Rodrigue, Dr. Park said, noting that “the funding of this project illustrates the strength of a team-approach to science and what can be accomplished when researchers join forces within the institution, and reach out to outside experts, as well.

Dr. Clifford Jack of the Mayo Clinic, serving as the visiting keynote speaker, will deliver a talk on the future of Alzheimer’s Disease research. The conference will be opened by Drs. Richard Benson and Daniel Podolsky, the Presidents of UT Dallas and UT Southwestern respectively. Among the speakers from the Center are Drs. Michael Rugg, Gagan Wig and Denise Park, CVL’s director or research.

“The complexity of the brain combined with the technical aspects of neuroimaging requires many different kinds of expertise,” said Dr. Park, one of the three primary conference organizers, in addition to Drs. Rathan Subramaniam and Joseph Maldjian of UT Southwestern.

“Collaborations of UTD and UTSW faculty have resulted in unique projects that have fared very well when reviewed by National Institutes of Health grant panels.”

Please visit for a complete agenda and to learn more about this exciting event.