Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Body Composition - or Decomposition? Preventing Disability in Old Age

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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

Speaker & Info

Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine
Director, Center for Aging and Population Health
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh

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

Dr. Anne B. Newman is internationally renowned for her work in the epidemiology of aging, longevity, and disability, and has served as the principal investigator for several long-term studies of aging and longevity. Her research has established the clear potential for old age to be a productive and active period of life.

Funded extensively by NIH and CDC grants and contracts, Dr. Newman's research focuses on the epidemiology and implications of subclinical diseases in older adults. She is particularly concerned with the impact of apparently subclinical disease on physical, cognitive, and muscle function. Her work on body composition and fitness has documented the adverse effects of high body fat on strength and the importance of fitness to function. More recent work in prevention, weight management and physical activity is being widely translated in the community.

Dr. Newman has been recognized for her work by election to membership in the American Epidemiology Society. She serves on numerous NIH review panels and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science. She has published more than 500 manuscripts in major scientific journals and is editor of the book "The Epidemiology of Aging".

Dr. Newman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology. She is also Director of the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH) in the Graduate School of Public Health and has a joint appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the School of Medicine.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Increase recognition of age-related changes in body composition
  2. Increase understanding of the role of body composition for function
  3. Identify targets and modalities of intervention on body composition that improve function

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: Division of Geriatrics (Department of Medicine)

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