Eweson Lecture Series Awardees
Eweson Lecture Series Awardees

1997 - Present

2019 SERIES LECTURERS (to date)

Meredith Hawkins, MD, "Central Regulation of Glucose Metabolism in Humans: Expanding the Frontiers." American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Eastern Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2019.
Hillary Lum, MD, PhD, "Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives on Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Group Visit." 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2-4, 2019.
Robert G Morrison, PhD, "Functional differences in a cognitive control network in older adults with exceptional memory." Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, March 23-26, 2019.
Edward P Weiss, PhD, "Calorie Restriction and Aging." Joint Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and the World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep, Orlando, FL, May 28 - June 1, 2019.


American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders: National Institute on Aging (NIA) U13 "Bench-to-Bedside" conference series, Bethesda, MD. March 11-12, 2019.
Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD, "Disrupted Monocyte Cholesterol Efflux is Sufficient for Developing Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration Lesions in Mice." Retina Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 12-15, 2018.
Nathan Brummel, MD, "Critical Illness Brain Injury: Pathways from Delirium to Dementia." American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 18-23, 2018.
Jennifer Garrison, PhD, "Cellular and circuit mechanisms of neuropeptide signaling." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2018, San Diego, CA, November 3–7, 2018.
Kristin Gribble, PhD, "Maternal age effects on offspring aging and response to caloric restriction." Evolutionary Demography Society Sixth Annual Meeting, Coral Gables, FL, January 10-12, 2019.
Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD, "Systems Genetics of Normal Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (AD)." 2018 International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society Meeting, Rochester, MN, May 17-21, 2018.
Raquel Lieberman, PhD, "Protein misfolding in myocilin--associated open angle glaucoma (OAG)." 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 29-May 3, 2018.
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, "Identification and characterization of key cell and tissue types that contribute to driving systemic aging", New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2018.
Grace Stutzmann, PhD, "Early mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease." International Conference on Structural Biology, Berlin, Germany, September 24-26, 2018.



Domenico Pratico, MD, Topic: “Novel Functional Role that caspase-3 plays in
Modulating Tau Phosphorylation and Neurodegeneration
.” The 13th International
Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, Vienna, Austria, March 29 – April 2,
Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD, Topic: “ER Stress in Age-Related Retinal Degeneration.” Annual
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 7 –
11, 2017.
May J. Reed, MD, Topic: “Accumulation and Synthesis of Hyaluronan During Normal
Murine Brain Aging
.” The International Conference on Advances in Basic, Applied and
Clinical Science of Hyaluronan, Cleveland, OH, June 11 – 15, 2017.
Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA, Topic: “Frailty & Sarcopenia in Cirrhotic Patients.” The
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Washington, DC, October 20 – 24,


Daniel Goldstein, MD, Topic: “Immunobiology of Aging in Lung Transplantation.” The
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 36th Annual Meeting and
Scientific Sessions, Washington, DC, April 27 – 30, 2016.
Audrey Gordon, Esq. – 2016 Progeria Research Foundation International Scientific
Workshop, “Across the Table; Around the Globe.” Cambridge, MA, May 2 – 4, 2016.
Sean X. Leng, MD, PhD, Topic: “The Interplay between Chronic Viral Infection and
.” American Association of Immunologists 2016 Annual Meeting,
Seattle, WA, May 13 – 17, 2016.
XinQi Dong, MD, MPH, Topic: “Filial Piety and Suicidal Ideation in Chicago Chinese Older
.” 8th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2016, Melbourne,
Australia, June 22 – 25, 2016.


Daniel Promislow, PhD., Topic: “The Domestic Dog as a Model System for Aging
.” 2nd Annual Canine Longevity Consortium, Bethesda, MD, March 25 – 27,
F. Brad Johnson, MD, PhD Topic: “Evidence that G-quadruplex levels increase during Sphase
in human cells, and are elevated throughout the cell cycle in Werner and Bloom
syndrome cells
.” 5th International Meeting on Quadruplex Nucleic Acids, Bordeaux,
France, May 26-28, 2015.
Ming Ming Zhou, PhD and David Sinclair, PhD : FASEB Summer Conference on Histone
Deacetylases and Sirtuins in Biology, Disease and Aging. Maritim Seehotel,
Timmendorfer Strand, GERMANY, August 16 – 21, 2015
Christiane Reitz, MD, PhD Topic: “Association of genetic variation in the REST gene with
memory performance in cognitively healthy elderly.” 2015 Meeting of the American
Society of Human Genetics , Baltimore, MD, October 6 – 10, 2015.


Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD., Topic: “The Effect of Age on Innervation of the Skin.”
2014 Annual meeting of The American Neurological Association, Baltimore, MD,
October 12-14, 2014.
John Feather, PhD/Grantmakers in Aging – Speakers travel – 2014 Annual Grantmakers
in Aging Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 22 – 24, 2014
Butler-Williams Scholars Program – 5 scholars for 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars
Program, Bethesda, MD, August 4 – 8, 2014.
Israel Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease – Speakers travel - Israel Conference on
Alzheimer’s Disease, in Tel Aviv, Israel, November 19 – 21, 2014.



Liana Apostolova, MD, MSc – Topic: “Molecular Neuroimaging in Dementia Research:
Current Status
”. 2013 American Heart Association International Stroke Conference,
Honolulu, HI, February 6-8, 2013.
Domenico Pratico, MD – Topic: “The Role of 5Lipoxyegnase in Synaptic Plasticity and
Memory Impairments
”. 2013 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Boston,
MA, July 13-16, 2013.
Dr. Vilhelm Bohr, - Speaker Travel - 2013 Meeting of the International Society for
Neurochemistry, Cancun, Mexico, April 20 – 24, 2013.
Rebecca C. Thurston, Ph.D. – Topic: Menopause, Aging & Menopausal Symptoms.”
2013 Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research meeting, Monterey, CA, June 26-29,
Lynn McNicoll, MD, - 2013 European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Meeting , Venice
Italy, October 2 – 6, 2013.
Peter J. Hornsby, Ph.D. – 2013 San Antonio Nathan Shock Center Conference on Aging,
Bandera, TX, October 17-20, 2013.


Nir Barzilai, MD – Topic: “Genetic Epigenetic, Inflammatory and Metabolic Origins of
.” Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging, Ventura, CA, February 12
– 17, 2012.
Grace E. Stutzmann, Ph.D. – Topic: “Early Disruptions in Neuronal Calcium Signaling
Alter Synaptic Homeostasis in Alzheimer’s Disease
.” 43rd Annual Meeting of the
American Society of Neurochemistry, Baltimore, MD, March 4 – 7, 2012.


Ayotunde S. Adeagbo, PhD – Topic: "Innovations in Biomedical Sciences Education in
Nigeria: Prospects & Challenges
.” The 11th Annual Scientific Conference & General
Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology. Lagos, Nigeria, March 28 – 31,
Dr. Reisa Sperling – Topic: “Cognitive Aging: From Bench to Bedside.” The Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Honolulu, Hawaii, April 9 – 16, 2011.
Grace E. Stutzmann, Ph.D. – Topic: "Mechanisms of Synaptic Dysfunction in Aging &
Alzheimer’s Disease.
” The 5th Meeting on Synapses: From Molecules to Circuits &
Behavior. Cold Spring Harbor, NY, April 12-16, 2011.
Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH – Topic: “Older Adults and At-Risk Alcohol Use: New
Research on Prevalence, Predictors and Interventions for Research Society on
.” Research Society on Alcoholism 34th Annual Scientific Meeting 2011.
Atlanta, GA, June 25-29, 2011.
Antonio Barrientos, PhD – FASEB Meeting on Mitochondrial Assembly in Health,
Disease and Aging. Steamboat Springs, CO, July 17-22, 2011. The award will be used to
give fellowships to young students and postdocs and, if any funds remain, to cover some
expenses of the invited speakers.
Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD – Topic: "Peripheral Neuropathy – Discovery of Smallfiber
Polyneuropathy that Causes Chronic Pain
.” The 2011 Annual Meeting of the
American Neurological Association. San Diego, CA, September 25 – 28, 2011.
Holly Van Remmen, PhD – 2011 Nathan Shock Center Conference on “Inflammation in
Aging and Aging-Related Disease
”. Banderas, TX, October 13-16, 2011. The award will
be used to offset travel, lodging and conference related expenses for conference


Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander – Topic: “A New Treatment for Neuropathic Pain – Use of
Botulinum Toxin Injections
.” The Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology.
Toronto, Canada, April 10-17, 2010.
Dr. Daniel Goldstein, - Topic: “Age-Dependent Changes of the Alloimmune Response.”
The American Transplant Congress, 2010. San Diego, CA, May 1-4, 2010.
Dr. Anne R. Cappola- Topic: “Endocrinology of Frailty.” The Endocrine Society 92nd
Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, June 19-22, 2010.
Dr. Domenico Pratico – Topic: “Thromboxane Receptor, Aging, Oxidative Stress and
”. The 15th World Congress on Heart Disease. Vancouver, Canada, July
24-27, 2010.
Dr. Susmita Kaushik – AFAR awarded the 2010 Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on
Biology of Aging $2,000 travel award to be cover travel costs and registration fees for
junior participants. Les Diablerets, Switzerland, August 21-22, 2010.


Michael Schwarzchild, MD, PhD – Topic: “The Impact of Purines on Parkinson’s:
Adenosine, Carreine & Urate
.” The 42nd Winter Conference on Brain Research. Copper
Mountain, CO, January 24-30, 2009.
Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D. – AFAR awarded the 2009 Oxidative Stress and Disease
Gordon Research Conference, two (2) travel awards of up to $1,500 each to cover
expenses of invited speakers, discussion leaders or other participants. Il Ciocco, Italy,
March 8-13, 2009.
Charleen Chu, MD, PhD- Topic: “In the PINK!: Mitochondrial Kinases and Autophagic
”. The ASIP: Investigating the Pathogenesis of Disease, Annual
Meeting at Experimental Biology 2009. New Orleans, LA, April 18-22, 2009.
F. Brad Johnson, MD, PhD. – Topic: “RecQ helicases, G-quadruplexes and Cell
.” The Second International Meeting on Quadruplex DNA. Louisville, KY,
April 18-21, 2009.
George P. Vogler, PhD, - “Festskrift in honor of the lifetime achievements of Gerald E.
”. Behavior, Genetics and Aging: A Lifetime Perspective Conference. Penn
State University in University Park, PA, May 8-9, 2009.
Mauricio Rojas, M.D. – Topic: “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Senescence ad Lung Repair.
The 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society on Stem Cell Research. Barcelona,
Spain, July 8-11, 2009.
Martin J. Sadowski, MD, PhD – Topic: "Therapeutic Approaches Targeting AB Cascade in
Alzheimer’s Disease
.” The Polish Neuroscience Society, 9th International Congress.
Warsaw, Poland, September 9-12, 2009.
Ayotunde S. Adeagbo, PhD – Topic: “SP002P, a Botanical Drug, Inhibits Endothelin-1
Induced Aortic Contractions in vitro and Lowers Blood Pressure of Anesthetized Rats
2009 American Physiological Society International Conference on Endothelin.
Montreal, Canada, September 9-12, 2009.
Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD – Topic: “Chronic Neuropathic Pain.” 134rd Annual
Meeting of the American Neurological Association. Baltimore, MD, October 11-14,
May J. Reed, MD- Topic: “Mechanisms of Impaired Angiogenesis in Aging.” American
Heart Association National Meeting. Orlando, FL, November 14-18, 2009.


Neil Segal, MD, MS – Topic: "Optimizing Mobility in Older Adults with Knee
." The 2008 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health
Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting. San Francisco, CA, October 24-29, 2008.
Anne Louise Oaklander, M.D., Ph.D. – Topic: "The Mechanisms of Chronic Neuropathic
." The 133rd Annual Meeting of the Neurological Association. Salt Lake City, UT,
September 21-24, 2008.
Grace E. Stutzmann, Ph.D. – Topic: "New Approaches to Treatment of HD." Huntington’s
Disease 2008: The Milton Wexler Celebration of Life. Cambridge, MA, August 8-19,
Andrea C. Gore, Ph.D. – Topic: "Who Talks to GnRh Neurons?" Annual Meeting of The
Endocrine Society. San Francisco, CA, June 14-18, 2008.
Kejal Kantarci, M.D. – Topic: "Neuropathological Correlates of Antemorten 1H MRS in
Alzheimer’s Disease
.” 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
Chicago, IL, April 12-19, 2008.
Thomas M. Gill, M.D. – Topic: "The Complex and Dynamic Nature of Disability in Older
.” Health in Ageing: Achievements and Potential of Longitudinal Research
Conference. Dublin, Ireland, May 29-30, 2008.
George M. Martin, M.D. - $5,000 for travel awards for speakers. Genome Dynamics &
Instability in the Aging Brain. Pacific Grove, CA, June 13-17, 2008.


Daniel R. Goldstein, M.D.- Topic: "The Role of the Innate Toll Like Receptors in Organ
Transplantation and How Aging Modifies TLR Function
." The American Transplant
Congress. San Francisco, CA – May 6-9, 2007.
Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D.. – 3 scholarships @ $1,000 each for students to attend the
36th Annual Aging Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, June 1-4, 2007.
Awardees: Dudley Lamming, Harvard University; Adam Bachstetter, University of South
Florida; Michael S. Bonkowski, Southern Illinois University.
Edward Seto, Ph.D. – 2 scholarships not to exceed $1,500 each for young investigators
to attend The FASEB summer conference on Histone Deacetylases (HDACs). Snowmass
Village, CO, June 2-7, 2007. Awardee: Fei Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
William K. Zinke – 1 scholarship not to exceed $1,500 for one speaker to attend the
National Conference on the New Human Resources Frontier. Washington, DC, June 7-8,
James E. Galvin, M.D., MPH – Topic: "Survival and Mortality Differences between
Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer Disease.
" The Alzheimer Association
International Conference on Prevention of Dementia. Washington, DC, June 9-12, 2007.
Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Ph.D. – Topic: "Cognitive and Motor Mediators of the Changes in Gait
Stability During Dual Tasking in Healthy Older Adults
." The International Society for
Posture and Gait Research. Burlington, Vermont, July 14-18, 2007.
Michael M. Cox, Ph.D. – 1 scholarship not to exceed $1,500 for one attendee at the
FASEB conference on Genetic Recombination and Genomic Rearrangements.
Snowmass, CO, July 28-Aug 2, 2007.
Holly M. Brown-Borg – 3 scholarships not to exceed $1,500 each for 3 speakers to
attend the 2007 Biology of Aging – Gordon Research Conference. Les Diablerets,
Switzerland, September 23-28, 2007.
Dr. Gary Gibson – 3 scholarships not to exceed $1,500 each for 3 speakers to attend the
New York Academy of Sciences’ meeting on Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress in
Neurodegenerative Disorders. New York, NY, September 26-29, 2007.
Dr. Thomas M. Gill – Topic: "Rehabilitation Meets Aging; Challenges and Pitfalls."
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 2007 Annual
Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, October 19, 2007.


Dr. Janet S. Sunness, - Topic: “Designing Clinical Trails for Age-Related Geographic
Atrophy of the Macula
”. The Macula Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, February
Dr. Nir Barzilai, - Topic: “Presentation of Data on the Genetic Basis of Human Aging and
”. The 3rd International Conference on Functional Genomics of Ageing.
Palermo, Sicily, March 2006.
Dr. Domenico Pratico, - Topic: “Aging, Oxidative Stress and Atherosclerosis”. The
American Heart Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, April, 2006.
Dr. Thomas M. Gill, - Topic: “Getting NIH to Fund Your Generalist Research: Strategic
Advice from the Battlefront
”. The Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting.
Los Angeles, CA, April 2006.
Dr. Mony J. de Leon, - “Early Diagnosis and Brain Aging.” The 10th Annual International
Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Madrid, Spain, July 2006.
Dr. Azad Bonni, - Topic: “The Novel Signaling Pathway by which the Protein Kinase MST
Regulates Oxidative Stress Responses in Mammalian Neurons
:” The Gordon Conference
on Biology of 14-3-3 Proteins. London, England, August 2006.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, - Topic: “Gait Dynamics in Older Adults with a High Level Gait
Disorder: A Prospective Study
”. The Fifth World Congress on Biomechanics Combined
with the 15th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics and the 31st Congress
of the Societe de Biomecanique. Munich, Germany, July 2006.
Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander, - Topic: “Contrasting New Data from Complex Regional
Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) Patients to those Identified in Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
after Shingles
”. The Annual Meeting of The Society for Neuroscience. Atlanta, GA,
October 2006.
Dr. Michael Schwarzschild, - Topic: “Adenosine Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease and
other CNS Disorders
”. The Annual Meeting of The Society for Neuroscience. Atlanta,
GA, October 2006.
Dr. Ayotunde S. Adeagbo, - Topic: “Endothelium and Vascular Inflammation in
Experimental Diabetes Mellitus.
” The International Symposium on Inflammation: An
Underlying Factor in Several Diseases. Ibadan, Nigeria, September 2006.
Dr. Ashley I. Bush, - Topic: “The Metallobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease.” The 3rd Asian
Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference. Nanjing, China, October 2006.
Dr. Bradley J. Willcox, - Topic: “Novel Predictors of Healthy Aging from Prospective
Studies of the World’s Longest-Lived People
.” The 3rd International Conference on
Healthy Ageing and Longevity. Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.
Dr. Bruce A. Carnes, - Topic: “How Interspecies Comparisons Contribute to Advances in
Knowledge About Aging
.” The 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and
Longevity. Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.
Dr. James A. Joseph, - Topic: “Nutritional Interventions in Ageing and Age-Associated
Disease: Part I Diet
.” The 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and
Longevity. Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.
Dr. George S. Roth, - Topic: “Nutritional Interventions in Ageing and Age-Associated
Disease: Part I Diet.
” The 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Longevity.
Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.
Dr. Donald K. Ingram, - Topic: “Nutritional Interventions in Ageing and Age-Associated
Disease: Part I Diet.
” The 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Longevity.
Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.
Dr. S. Mitchell Harman, - Topic: “Comparison of Study Results of Hormone Treatments
of Postmenopausal Women conducted before the Women’s Health Initiative Trails with
those from the WHI Trials
.” The 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and
Longevity. Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.


Dr. Elan D. Louis, - Topic: “Association Between Mild Parkinsonian Signs and Mild
Cognitive Impairment in the Community-Dwelling Elderly
.” American Academy of
Neurology. Miami Beach, FL, April 2005.
Dr. Roger Hajjar, - Topic: “The Road from Physiological Observation to Gene Therapy in
Patients with Heart Failure
.” 8th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene
Therapy. St. Louis, MO, June 2005.
Dr. Anne R. Cappola, - Topic: “Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Interleukin-6 in the
Frailty Syndrome
.” 2005 Endocrine Society Meeting. San Diego, CA, June 2005.
Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, PhD, - Topic: “Walking is More Like Catching Than Tapping: Gait
in the Elderly as a Complex Cognitive Task
.” XVII Conference of International Society for
Posture and Gait Research. Marseilles, France, May 2005.


Dr. Elan D. Louis, - Topic: “Parkinsonian Signs in Older People in the Community: Risk of
Incident Dementia
.” 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. San
Francisco, CA, April, 2004.
Dr. Thomas A. Rando, - Topic: “Molecular Mechanisms of Impaired Muscle Regeneration
in the Aged
.” Gordon Research Conference on Myogenesis. Barga, Italy, May 2004.
Dr. Ashley Bush, - Topic: “The Role of Zinc in Alzheimer’s Disease.” Institute of Zinc in
Biology - 2004 Zinc Signals Meeting. Aarhus, Denmark, June 2004.


Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander, - Topic: “Underlying Neuroscientific Causes behind Painful
Peripheral Neuropathies
.” 36th Winter Conference on Brain Research. Salt Lake City,
UT, January 2003.
Dr. Eric A. Coleman, Dr. Jean Kutner and Dr. David Casarett, - Topic: “Managing
Transitions in the Setting of Serious Illness – General Internists as Agents for Change.

26th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Vancouver, British
Columbia, April 2003.
Dr. Jay M. Edelberg, - Topic: “EPC Restoration of Cardioprotection for the Aging Heart.”
International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Birmingham, England, July 2003.
Dr. Nir Barzilai, Topic: “Nutrient Sensing and Age-Related Diseases”, The Shalom and
Varda Yoran Institute for Human Genome Research Conference on The Voyage to Old
Age: Searching for Human Longevity Genes. Maagan, Sea of Galilee, Israel, December


Dr. Jay M. Edelberg, - Topic: “Molecular and Cellular Restoration of Vascular Activity
Employing Adult Endothelial Precursor Cells as a Model.
” Institute of Molecular
Pathology workshop on “The Stem Cell Challenge”. Vienna, Austria, February 2002.
Dr. Edward G. Lakatta, - Topic: “Novel Approaches to Treatment of Systolic
Hypertension and Arterial Stiffness
.” 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American
Society of Hypertension. New York, NY, May 14-18, 2002.
Dr. Mone Zaidi, - Topic: "Calcium Channels in Health and Disease.” Symposium at the
Cambridge Philosophical Society. Cambridge, England, December 2002.
Dr. Raymond Yung, - Topic: “The Aging Immune System and Systemic Lupus
.” Symposium at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American
College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. New
Orleans, LA, October 25-29, 2002.
Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, - Topic: “How Will We Treat Alzheimer’s Disease in the Year
” New Clinical Drug Evaluation Update - Annual Meeting. Boca Raton, FL, June
10-13, 2002.
Dr. Rita Effros, - Topic: “Telomere/telomerase Dynamics in Human Memory T Cells:
Effect on Infection Immunity.
” Annual Meeting of The Federation of Clinical
Immunology Societies. San Francisco, CA, June 28 – July 1, 2002.
Dr. Ayotunde S.O. Adeagbo, - Topic: “Regulation of Cardiovascular Function in NODeficiency.”
4th International Congress of Pathophysiology. Budapest, Hungary, June 30, 2002.


Dr. Elan D. Louis, - Topic: “Predictors of Functional Disability in Essential Tremor (TBC).”
American Academy of Neurology, 53rd Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, May 5-11,
Dr. Nir Barzilai, - Topic: “Caloric Restriction and Aging.” German Diabetes Association
Symposium on Diabetes and Aging. Aachen, Germany, May 23 – 26, 2001.
Dr. Roger Hajjar, - Topic: “Gene Mediated Overexpression of SERCA to Improve
Contractility in Aging Hearts
.” 3rd Cologne Conference on Heart Failure. Cologne,
Germany, June 1-2, 2001.
Dr. Raymond Yung, - Topic: “T Cell Chemokine Expression in Aging.” Combined Annual
Meeting of the Central Society for Clinical Research and The American Federation for
Clinical Research. Chicago, IL, September 5-8, 2001.
Dr. Jason H.T. Karlawish, - Topic: “The Social Construction of Treatment in Alzheimer’s
.” 4th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
Nashville, TN, October 25-28, 2001.


Dr. Nir Barzilai, - Topic: “Visceral Obesity: Evaluation, Risk and Treatment in the
.” American Heart Association – Committee on Scientific Session Program. New
Orleans, LA. November 2000.
Dr. Ashley I. Bush, - Topic: “The Role of Biometals in Alzheimer’s Disease.” First
International Conference on Metals and the Brain. Padova, Italy, September 2000.
Dr. Rita Effros, - Topic: “Telomere/Telomerase Dynamics in Memory T Cells: Lessons
from Aging and AIDS
.” Joint meeting of The American Association of Immunologists and
Clinical Immunology Society. May 2000.
Dr. Roger J. Hajjar, - Topic: “Targets for Gene Therapy in the Aging Heart – The Future
of Gene Therapy for Heart Disease
.” North American Society of Pacing and
Electrophysiology. May 2000.
Dr. Elan D. Louis, - Topic: “The Disease Essential Tremor – Clinical Manifestations and
Clinical Subtypes
”, 6th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement
Disorders. Barcelona, Spain, June 11-15, 2000.
Dr. R. Knight Steel, - Topic: “Two Worlds—Two Ages.” 15th Nordic Gerontological
Congress. Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2000.
Dr. Alberto Zambon, - Topic: “The 514 C-T Hepatic Lipase Gene Promoter Variant
Predicts Clinical Response to Lipid Lowering Therapy.
” American Heart Association - 1st
Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Denver, CO, May


Dr. Alexander P. Auchus, MD, - Topic: “Vascular Dementia in a Bi-Racial Sample of
.” Stroke Society of Australasia, Annual Scientific Meeting. October 1999.
Dr. Peter Holt, - Topic: “The Aging Gut.” Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
April 1999.
Dr. Edward Lakatta, Topic: “Adaptive Cellular Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging.
International Society for Heart Research. June 1999.
Dr. Rodney Levine, Topic: “Aging and Oxygen.” The Oxygen Society. November 1999.
Professor Raj Sohal, - Topic: “Forever Young.” American Association for the
Advancement of Science. January 1999.
Dr. Edward Masoro, - Topic: “Dietary Restriction in the Rodent Model: Insights on the
Biology of Aging.
” American Physiological Society. April 1999.


Neil Alexander, MD, - Topic: “Motor Performance Deficits and Functional Decline in
Older Adults: An Inevitable Effect of Aging?
” The North American Society for the
Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. June 1998.
Dr. Lofty L. Basta, - Topic: “Ethical Issues Related to the Use of CPR in the Elderly.
Council on Geriatric Cardiology. March 1998.
Dr. Susan Schiffman, - Topic: “Taste and Smell.” American Academy for
Otolaryngology. September 1998.
Dr. Susan Swain, PhD., - Topic: “Changes in CD4+ T Cells with Aging: Impact on the
Immune Response
.” American Association of Immunologists. April 1998.
Dr. Pierre Tariot, - Topic: “Strategies for Improving Quality of Life for Demented
.” American Medical Directors Association. March 1998.


Dr. Bruce S. McEwen, - Topic: “Estrogen Modulations of Memory & Alzheimer’s Risk.”
New York Academy of Science. New York, NY, October 1997