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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

“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.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL

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.


Festival of Science - Agenda 12/14/17

8:00-8:10
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

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

9:00-11:15

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

History and Present State of Research on Aging in the SOM, and Session Overview

Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health Director, Center for Research on Aging

Bone, Muscle and Function After Hip Fracture

Denise L. Orwig, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

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

Exercise, Nutrition, Metabolism, and Muscle Recovery

Alice S. Ryan, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine

Aging Dependent Alterations in Cellular Mechanotransduction: Common Themes in Heart, Skeletal Muscle, and Bone

  • Heart Muscle:
    W. Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • 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

  • Bone:
    Joseph P. Stains, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Interim Director of Musculoskeletal Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine
11:20-11:50


Session One Q&A

12:00-12:50


Lunch

Bag lunches will be provided for all attendees outside 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

Session Overview

Mark Rogers, PT, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Parkinson’s Disease

Lisa M. Shulman, MD
Eugenia Brin Professorship in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders The Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson’s Disease Professor, Department of Neurology and Director of the Division of Movement Disorders Director, University of Maryland Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Robotics and Improving Balance in Older Persons

Li-Qun Zhang, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Balance Control, Neurocognitive Testing and fMRI

Kelly P. Westlake, PhD, MSc, PT
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Vascular Disease, Mobility and Cognition

Brajesh K. Lal, MBBS
Professor, Department of Surgery

2:45-3:15


Session Two Q&A

3:20


Closing Remarks

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

 


Reception

Wine & cheese reception will be held outside Leadership Hall immediately following the Festival


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


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

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


For More Information:

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