February 05, 2013

Mary Sommers

Neurology, Psychiatry Joint Grand Rounds

Event Details: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., February 07, Schwitalla Hall, 1402 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63104

The Division of Neurology and Psychiatry will host grand rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Lecture Hall 1 of Schwitalla Hall.

Gary Small, M.D. will present "Strategies for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease." Small is professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He's also director of the UCLA Longevity Center and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Small leads a research team supported by the NIH, which focuses on early detection and prevention of age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. He helped develop the first PET scanning technology to measure amyloid plaques and tau neurofibrillary tangles in living patients with Alzheimer's disease. Small has authored more than 500 scientific works and received numerous awards and honors, including Senior Investigator Award, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world's top 50 innovators in science and technology.

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