Alzheimer's Researcher to Speak at Medical School

University of Hawaiʻi
Juliana Woo, (808) 956-5087
Educational Specialist
Posted: Feb 25, 2002

How Basic Research Drives the Search for New Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease is the subject of Dr. Steven T. DeKosky's talk on Thursday, March 21, 2002, from 5-6 pm at the School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Building Auditorium B103. The lecture is free and open to the public. Selected to deliver the 2002 Kaiser Lecture Series, DeKosky is Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurobiology & Human Genetics and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

His clinical research includes differential diagnosis, neuroimaging, and genetic risks of alzheimer's disease and trials of new medications. His basic research centers on structural and neurochemical changes in human brains in normal aging and dementia. DeKosky is also director of a national multicenter trial to assess whether Ginkgo biloba can delay onset of dementia in normal elderly adults and has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. DeKosky will also speak at the Kaiser Family Practice Rounds, School of Medicine Psychiatry Grand Rounds and at a colloquium for medical & graduate students and faculty at the UH Manoa campus. (956-5087)