MIT Professor Event on “Successful Mental Aging” | Monday, October 29


Date and Time
Monday, October 29, 2012
5:00pm— 8:00pm
Location
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research University of Minnesota 2021 Sixth Street SE, Minneapolis, MN

MIT Professor Suzanne Corkin on Successful Mental Aging

Time: 5pm-8pm

Location: Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
                University of Minnesota
                2021 Sixth Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
 
Sponsored by: MIT Club of Minnesota
 
Cost: $45

RSVP: https://secure.imodules.com/s/1314/clubs-classes-interior.aspx?sid=1314&gid=114&pgid=10804&cid=19697

Questions: Becca Poindexter, beccalg@alum.mit.edu. Brent Backhaus, bbackhaus@alum.mit.edu

Details: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy drinks and appetizers and a presentation by MIT Professor Suzanne Corkin, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, as well as tours of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research facility! Professor Corkin is also a faculty member at Harvard's Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. What is the biological basis of “memory” and what does this teach about healthy aging? Certainly most people would like to minimize senior moments and avoid Alzheimer’s Disease. What is the latest research in this area? Professor Corkin will share her renowned research into the biological bases of human memory systems, cognitive and neural characteristics of healthy aging, and the natural history and pathophysiology of degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Building on decades of interdisciplinary research experience, her lab’s experiments integrate cognitive testing with the latest technological analyses. Professor Corkin’s talk will describe the clinical, neuropathological, and genetic characteristics of aging and how they relate to specific memory processes. She will present information on the observed differences between degenerative disorders and healthy aging and share her personal recommendations for successfully living those later years. Our venue is the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota. CMRR is a premier research facility in the nation, housing many of the most powerful MR magnets available as well as PET, CT and SPECT imaging modalities. CMRR has its own cyclotron to produce short-lived radioisotopes best suited to brain imaging and cancer imaging. Small group tours will begin around 5:30 with the last tour starting around 6:30.

The CMRR is just North of the UMN Gopher football stadium, in the BioDiscovery District.
Ample parking in the stadium's Maroon parking lot, small fee required.

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research University of Minnesota
2021 Sixth Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Main Office: 612-626-2001

Find more information at:
Prof. Suzanne Corkin: http://bcs.mit.edu/people/corkin.html
CMRR: Epilepsy http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/mri/content/article/113619/1918891
CMRR: Parkinson's http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/19043257/slowing-the-progression-of-parkinsons-with-mri-and-nac-treatment
CMRR: Ataxia http://www.health.umn.edu/healthtalk/2012/08/22/u-of-m-researcher-looks-to-stay-one-step-ahead-of-debilitating-brain-disease/


Map & Directions

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research University of Minnesota 2021 Sixth Street SE, Minneapolis, MN

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