Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Foot in the Brain: Cognition and Locomotion in Aging

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 06, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Joe Verghese, MBBS, MS
Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Division Chief of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Cognitive & Motor Aging, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Murray D. Gross Memorial Faculty Scholar in Gerontology

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Joe Verghese is a recipient of the Beeson award from the National Institute on Aging and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society. His research interest is the effects of disease and aging on mobility and cognition in older adults, and he has had several peer-reviewed publications and federally funded research grants in this area. His current projects include the influence of cognitively stimulating activities on reducing risk of dementia, global health studies in dementia, and the role of divided attention tasks such as walking while talking in predicting outcomes such as disability and cognitive decline.

Dr. Verghese graduated from St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India in 1989. He then completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Neurology in United Kingdom. He completed his Neurology residency at the Einstein in 1998. Additionally, he did fellowship training in Neurophysiology and Aging & Dementia in 1999, and received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Methods with Distinction in 2001. 

Dr. Verghese is Professor of Neurology and Chief, Integrated Divisions of Cognitive & Motor Aging (Neurology) and Geriatrics (Medicine). He is the Murray D. Gross Memorial Faculty Scholar in Gerontology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is board certified in Neurology. 

Objectives - after attending this activity, participants will: 

  • Understand the inter-relationship between gait and cognition in aging
  • Improve recognition of clinical markers of cognitive and functional decline

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Geriatrics)

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