Oct
28
Wed
Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging @ Virtual Event
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging

October 28, 2020
7 – 8 p.m. PDT
Via Zoom

Join us for a live presentation and Q&A with UCI School of Medicine faculty and Alzheimer’s researchers, Joshua Grill, Ph.D., Director of UCI MIND, and Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D., Director of UCI Sleep Center. Learn about risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and lifestyle strategies for maintaining a healthy brain as you age. The program will be moderated by Debra A. Hill ’78, M.D., Co-President of the UCI School of Medicine Alumni Chapter.

 

Joshua Grill, Ph.D.

Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND). Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UCI School of Medicine and Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI School of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Grill also directs Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is the leader of the Accrual and Retention Consult Service for the UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). Read his full bio here

 

 

Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, UCI School of Medicine

Widely published in her field, Dr. Benca is an internationally recognized authority on the relationship between sleep and psychiatric disorders and she has served as principal investigator for a number of basic and clinical research studies. Read her full bio here

 

 

Debra A. Hill ’78, MD

Co-President of the UCI School of Medicine Alumni Chapter

Dr. Hill is an alumna from the UCI School of Biological Sciences, and the School of Medicine’s Fellowship Program in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and is also a Psychoanalyst. She has a Private Practice in Laguna Hills where her focus is on helping her patients Thrive, not just Survive. She takes a wellness approach that integrates her training as a Psychiatrist, and Psychoanalyst, with her expertise in Functional/Integrative Medicine. She provides psychotherapy and medically guided treatment as well. Read her full bio here.

 

Learn more about UCI MIND here.

Questions?

Wendy Day-Brown
daybrown@uci.edu
Nov
6
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: How does heart health impact the brain? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Nov 6 @ 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

How to Attend Live & Ask Questions:

  1. Login (or create an account) at facebook.com.
  2. Visit facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND  on Friday at 11 AM PST to view our Facebook page  (You can also “Like” and “Follow” our page in advance to receive notifications when we go live).
  3. Scroll down our page to find the video, watch it live, and type questions into the comments box.

About the Speaker:

Daniel Nation, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science in the UCI School of Social Ecology. He earned his PhD in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship researching biological psychiatry and neuroscience at UC San Diego and another postdoctoral fellowship studying cognitive rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Nation’s research examines the role of vascular factors in cognitive aging with an aim to improve early detection and identify targets for potential new therapies.

Nov
10
Tue
Caring for the Caregiver @ Virtual Event
Nov 10 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Join UCI School of Nursing and UCI MIND for a virtual discussion and Q&A with experts on the unique challenges facing dementia caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Nov. 10, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 PM PDT

Register today: mind.uci.edu/register 

Dec
4
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can stem cells treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Dec 4 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Attend Live & Ask Questions:

  1. Login (or create an account) at facebook.com.
  2. Visit facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND  on Friday at 11 AM PST to view our Facebook page  (You can also “Like” and “Follow” our page in advance to receive notifications when we go live).
  3. Scroll down our page to find the video, watch it live, and type questions into the comments box.

About the Speaker:

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from UC San Diego. The primary focus of his research is to examine the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), the two most common forms of dementia. His lab uses stem cells, including patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), to study the role of neural and immune cell populations in these disorders. Among his current studies, his lab is using iPSCs to generate human microglia and understand the effects of disease-associated genetic risk factors on microglial function and AD pathology.

Dec
5
Sat
11th Annual UCI MIND A December to Remember Gala @ Virtual Event
Dec 5 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Virtual Gala Benefiting Alzheimer’s Research

Join UCI MIND for the 11th Annual A December to Remember Gala benefiting Alzheimer’s research at the University of California, Irvine. The virtual event will feature engaging performances, inspiring testimonials, an online auction, and delicious dining options. Mark your calendar for a memorable night at home, all in support of the quest toward a cure.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Linda Scheck at949.824.3251 or LScheck@uci.edu.

 

Visit https://gala.mind.uci.edu to register and learn more