Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Geoffrey K. Ganter, Victoria Stacey Thieme DO, and Rob Anderson
The Dana Foundation, a national brain research organization, teamed up with the University of New England to host a program for the public about aging and the brain. Erica Robertson, M.P.H.(c), fitness director for UNE’s U-ExCEL program, provided opening exercises to get the group warmed up and brains stimulated. The session then provided information on three topic areas: normal brain function and normal age-related changes; brain diseases and disorders; and successful aging.
Panelists included Geoff Ganter, Ph.D., professor of Biology in the UNE College of Arts and Sciences; Rob Anderson, M.D., Emergency medicine and geriatrics, Maine Medical Center, assistant professor with Tufts Medical School and visiting lecturer with the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM); and Stacey Thieme, D.O., director of UNE COM’s preceptor program. The moderator was Marilyn R., Gugliucci, Ph.D., professor and director of Geriatrics Education and Research at UNE COM.
The event was sponsored by the Dana Foundation - Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Maine AARP, and University of New England and was organized by Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., and Danielle Deason, B.A., M.B.A. of the UNE Office of Research and Scholarship and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences.