2019 UAB Aging Symposium

UABAlzheimer's Disease Cntr; Comprehnsive Cntr for Healthy Aging; Evelyn McKnight Brain Inst; Nathan Shock Center.

“From Chromosomes to Communities: Integrating Aging Research”

UAB Alumni House October 9-10, 2019


Plenary Speaker:

Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging (NIA)

"From Bench to Bedside: Exploring the Research Continuum at NIA"

NIH Panel Discussion (video)

View a recording of the NIH Panel Discussion. Panel Moderator: Steven Austad, Ph.D. Panel: John Haaga, Ph.D.; Evan Hadley, M.D.; and Max Guo, Ph.D.

Keynote Speakers

  • Darren Baker, Ph.D. — Mayo Clinic
  • Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D. — University of North Carolina
  • Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D. — National Institute on Aging
  • Costantino Iadecola, M.D. — Weill Cornell Medicine

Panel Invited Speakers -NIH/NIA Division Directors

  • John Haaga, Ph.D. — Behavioral and Social Research
  • Evan Hadley, M.D. — Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
  • Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Ph.D. — Neuroscience
  • Max Guo, Ph.D. — Aging Biology

UAB Invited Speakers

  • Cynthia J. Brown, M.D., M.S.P.H. — Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
  • Thomas W. Buford, Ph.D. —Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
  • Melissa L. Harris Ph.D. — Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeremy H. Herskowitz, Ph.D. — Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Virginia Howard, Ph.D. — Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H. – Division of Preventive Medicine
  • Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D. — Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Victor J. Thannickal, M.D. — Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care, School of Medicine

Trainee Participation

  • Poster Session and Selected Data Blitz talks

Abstract Submissions

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Contact Us

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Pictures from the 2019 Symposium

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