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  • Festival of Science 2017: “Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

    Denise L. Orwig, PhD will discuss Bone, Muscle and Function After Hip Fracture

  • Festival of Science 2017: “Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

    Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH will discuss Bringing Osteoarthritis into the 21st Century: A Disease of the Whole Joint

  • Festival of Science 2017: “Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

    Alice S. Ryan, PhD will discuss Exercise, Nutrition, Metabolism, and Muscle Recovery

  • Festival of Science 2017: “Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

    Lisa M. Shulman, MD will discuss Parkinson’s Disease

  • Festival of Science 2017: “Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

    Kelly P. Westlake, PhD, MSc, PT will discuss Balance Control, Neurocognitive Testing and fMRI

  • Festival of Science 2017: “Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

    Brajesh K. Lal, MBBS will discuss Vascular Disease, Mobility and Cognition

SOM Festival of Science 2017

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“Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

Accreditation Statement
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.‌

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.50  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: SOM Leadership Hall


Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD

Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD
Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Luigi Ferrucci is a geriatrician and an epidemiologist who conducts research on the causal pathways leading to progressive physical and cognitive decline in older persons. He has made major contributions in the design of many epidemiological studies conducted in the U.S. and in Europe. Dr. Ferrucci received a Medical Degree and Board Certification in 1980, Board Certification in Geriatrics in 1982 and Ph.D. in Biology and Pathophysiology of Aging in 1998 at the University of Florence, Italy. Between 1985 and 2002 he was Chief of Geriatric Rehabilitation at the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology at the Italian National Institute of Aging. In September 2002, he became the Chief of the Longitudinal Studies Section at NIA. From 2002 to 2014 he was the Director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging. Dr. Ferrucci is currently the Scientific Director of NIA, since May 2011.


2017 FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE

“Mobility Disability in Aging: Causes, Consequences and Strategies for Restoration”

Dec. 14, 2017

SOM Leadership Hall

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

7:30-7:55       Breakfast

Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries will be available in the Atrium of Leadership Hall

8:00-8:10       Welcome

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and

Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

8:15-8:45       Keynote Address

Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD

Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health

8:50-9:05       History and Present State of Research on Aging in the University of Maryland School of Medicine
                          and Overview of Session One

Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Director, Center for Research on Aging

9:10-11:55     Session One: Bones, Muscles, Joints, Energetics and Mobility

Moderator: Curt Civin, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine

Associate Dean for Research        

9:10-9:30       Changes in Mobility, Body Composition, and Function After Hip Fracture: Findings
                           from the Baltimore Hip Studies

Denise L. Orwig, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

9:35-9:55       Bringing Osteoarthritis into the 21st Century: A Disease of the Whole Joint

Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine

Division Head, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

10:00-10:20   Moving Muscles in the Context of Aging and Disease

Alice S. Ryan, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

10:25-10:35 Break

10:40-11:20   Microtubule Mechanotransduction in Aging Heart, Skeletal Muscle and Bone

10:40-10:50    Heart Muscle

Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology

Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology

10:50-11:00    Skeletal Muscle

Christopher W. Ward, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

11:00-11:10   Bone

Joseph P. Stains, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics

Interim Director of Musculoskeletal Research

11:25-11:55   Session One Q&A

12:00-12:55   Lunch

Lunch will be provided in the Atrium of Leadership Hall

1:00-2:40       Session Two: Brain, Balance, Disease and Mobility

Moderator: James B. Kaper, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

1:00-1:15       Session Overview

Mark Rogers, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor and Chair, Department Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

1:20-1:40       Mobility & Disability in Parkinson Disease: Decoding Patterns in
                           Multidimensional Data

Lisa M. Shulman, MD

Eugenia Brin Professorship in Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders

The Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson Disease

Professor, Department of Neurology and Director of the Division of Movement Disorders

Director, University of Maryland Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center

1:45-2:05       Robot-Aided Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Li-Qun Zhang, PhD

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

2:10-2:30       Protective Arm Movements for Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Kelly P. Westlake, PhD, MSc, PT

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

2:35-2:55       Vascular Disease, Mobility and Cognition

Brajesh K. Lal, MBBS

Professor, Department of Surgery

3:00-3:30      Session Two Q&A

3:35                Closing Remarks

Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Reception

Dessert and coffee reception will be held in the Atrium of Leadership Hall immediately following the Festival



Please direct all inquiries to Mr. Kevin Enright, Executive Director for Administration, Dean's Office

For More Information:

Kevin J. Enright
Executive Director for Administration
Dean’s Office
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-6866

Scientific Advisory Council:

This internationally acclaimed and distinguished scientists and council members include:

Rita Colwell, PhD
Professor and Chair, US Life Sciences at UMCP
Former Director, National Science Foundation
2006 National Medal of Science

Carol Greider, PhD
Professor & Chair, Molecular Biology at JHU
2009 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine
Member, IOM

George C. Hill, PhD
Former Vice-Chancellor at Vanderbilt University
Past President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Member of the National Academy of Medicine

Philip Needleman, PhD
President/CEO, St. Louis Science Center
Former President, Searle R&D
Member, National Academy of Sciences

Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health
Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor

Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University & James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Former President & CEO, Duke University Health System
Former Chair, AAMC
Member, IOM