Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Medical Grand Rounds this week is sponsored by the Division of Geriatrics and will be split between the two campuses.
Future of Exceptional Longevity
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein
NOTE:Due to flooding, Grand Rounds for January 22, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. will be moved to the Forchheimer Third Floor Lecture Hall.
Nir Barzilai, MD
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research
Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Nir Barzilai is trained internist and endocrinologist whose interests focus on several basic mechanisms in the biology of aging, including the biological effects of nutrients on extending life and the genetic determinants of life span funded by several P01s and R01s.
Dr. Barzilai has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and was a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Beeson Fellow for Aging Research, the Senior Ellison Foundation award, and the NIA- Nathan Shock Award for his contributions in elucidating metabolic and genetic mechanisms of aging.
Frailty in the Elderly
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center
Linda Fried, MD, MPH
Dean and DeLamar Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Dr. Linda Fried is a leader in the fields of epidemiology and geriatrics, and has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging, particularly the prevention of frailty and disability, and the design of generative health promoting roles for older adults. Dr. Fried co-founded Experience Corps, a community-based senior volunteer program that both serves the academic success of public school children and is a health promotion program for older adults.
Dr. Fried is the recipient of numerous awards, including the APHA Archstone Award, the Maxwell Pollack Award of the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Geriatrics Society’s Henderson Award for career contributions to research on aging. Dr. Fried is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine and has a Merit Award from the National Institute on Aging, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Council on the Challenges of Gerontology.
Previously, Dr. Fried served as the Mason F. Lord Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and held joint appointments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing. She directed and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions’ Center of Excellence for Aging Research, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and led studies on the causes and consequences of frailty, cardiovascular disease physical disability and cognitive decline among older adults.
Dr. Fried received her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago and her MPH from Johns Hopkins. She trained in internal medicine at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and in general internal medicine, cardiovascular epidemiology, and geriatrics at Johns Hopkins.
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.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.