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SALSI Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Symposium

July 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

| Free

The University of Texas at San Antonio and UT Health at San Antonio are hosting the San Antonio Life Sciences (SALSI) symposium. The symposium will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will  educate  the  wider  research  community  about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area.

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Keynote Presentations:

>> Dr. José Alejandro Luchsinger is the Florence Irving Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Luchsinger is the director of the Center on Aging and Health Disparities (CAHD) in the Division of General Medicine.   Dr. Luchsinger’s research is focused on the relation of vascular, metabolic, and dietary on aging outcomes, primarily cognition, in diverse populations.  His work has elucidated an important link between diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease.  Dr. Luchsinger research combines cohort studies, clinical trials, and cognition studies including brain imaging.

>> Dr. Cullum received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, followed by an internship and postdoctoral residency in neuropsychology at the University of California San Diego and San Diego VA. Dr. Cullum is currently a tenured Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he holds the Pamela Blumenthal Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Cullum is a past-president of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and is active in clinical service, teaching, administration, and research. His research has focused on cognitive disorders of aging, traumatic brain injury, and telemedicine applications of neuropsychology. He has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles, 30 book chapters, two books, and has developed several tests of neuropsychological function. He has served as principal or co-investigator on multiple grants involving cognitive disorders and is a reviewer for journals in the fields of neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, sports medicine, and cognitive neuroscience. He serves as the neuropsychology consultant to the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars, and is the senior neuropsychologist in the Peter J. O’Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern. Dr. Cullum has been the Chief of Neuropsychology and involved with the UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center since 1994, has been the Leader of the Clinical Core since 2011, and was recently appointed as the Director of the Science Core of the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC).

Online registration for the SALSI Neuroegenerative Diseases Symposium is now closed. Please visit us at the registration table at the UTSA Main Campus HEB University Center for onsite registration. We look forward to your participation.

Please contact Ana Delgado, Program Manager (ana.delgado@utsa.edu) for event questions.


July 28, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


H-E-B University Center (HUC) 1.100B – Ballroom 2
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX United States