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University of Pittsburgh
Alzheimer Disease Research Center

and
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Topics at Noon Series - Spring 2014
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
ADRC Conference Room- S439
4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

April 17, 2014 Resilience to brain aging: implications and potential mechanisms
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Center for Aging and Population Health
Graduate School of Public Health
May 22, 2014 Amyloid-beta deposition in non-demented elderly: a role for lifestyle?
Ann D. Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded .10 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 1 contact hour.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling (412-692-2721).





Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series

"Are African Americans a Part of the Alzheimer Disease Story?"
Patrick A. Griffith, M.D., FAAN
Thursday, May 8, 2014,2:00 p.m.
Hill House Kaufmann Center Auditorium, 1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Dr. Griffith recently retired as Chief of the Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and is now Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Series III at the Institution. Dr. Griffith served as Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee from July 2005 through September 2008.

Please RSVP to Marita Garrett by May 2, 2014 | 412-692-2722

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Alzheimer Disease Caregiver Support Group

Last Tuesday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
Hill House, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The AOC's Caregiver Support Group provides emotional, educational, and social support for family and friends of individuals with AD and other, related dementias.

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The Warhol & Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Groups of four to eight people will meet at the Warhol Museum on a weekday from 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Andy Warhol Museum is partnering with the Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of Pittsburgh to offer a new program for individuals experiencing memory loss or other cognitive changes.

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The Andy Warhol Museum Teams Up with Pitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center


For the first time, Pitt's Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is expanding a program that brings adults suffering from dementia to the Andy Warhol Museum to tour the museum, take part in an arts and crafts activity, and to foster discussions about art.

The program for ADRC participants began in 2010 with activities surrounding a visit from Brazilian artist José Rufino, whose work deals with memory and the concept of interpersonal loss. The following year, the Warhol-ADRC partnership was solidified through the creation of the A HA! (Art, Health & Alzheimer ’s disease) initiative, which seeks to explore ways in which the worlds of art and Alzheimer’s disease research can come together to promote creativity, raise public awareness of the disease, and sustain or improve well-being among persons or families affected by dementia. The central part of this partnership has been a program whereby groups of patients and caregivers participate in a creative expression project involving a combination of museum and studio activities at the Warhol.

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