Karen L. Wrenn Lectureship: Alzheimer's Plans and Progress at the National Institute on Aging

Richard J. Hodes, MD

Sponsored by the Karen L. Wrenn Lectureship. Richard J. Hodes, M.D., is the Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Hodes, a leading researcher in the field of immunology, was named to head the NIA in 1993. The NIA leads the Federal effort supporting and conducting research on the biological, clinical, behavioral and social aspects of aging. Basic biologic research is examining genetic and other factors influencing aging, how they affect longevity and the development of age related diseases. Dr. Hodes also directs the Federal effort to find effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease and improve care for those living with dementia. Cutting edge research conducted and supported by the NIA, often in collaboration across institutes at the NIH, has helped to revolutionize the way we think about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Studies in genetics, basic mechanisms, imaging and biomarkers have spurred the development of potential therapies aimed at a variety of targets and the testing of interventions at the earliest signs of disease. A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Hodes received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Link to Join: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98151686596 Passcode: 351235

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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