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    Karen L. Wrenn Lectureship: Alzheimer's Plans and Progress at the National Institute on Aging

    Karen L. Wrenn Lectureship: Alzheimer's Plans and Progress at the National Institute on Aging


    Speaker: Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Aging

    Sponsored by the Karen L. Wrenn Lectureship

    (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Hodes, a leading
    researcher in the field of immunology, was named to head the NIA in
    1993. The NIA leads the Federal effort supporting and conducting
    research on the biological, clinical, behavioral and social aspects of
    aging. Basic biologic research is examining genetic and other factors
    influencing aging, how they affect longevity and the development of
    age related diseases. Dr. Hodes also directs the Federal effort to find
    effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease and improve
    care for those living with dementia. Cutting edge research conducted
    and supported by the NIA, often in collaboration across institutes at
    the NIH, has helped to revolutionize the way we think about
    Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Studies in genetics, basic
    mechanisms, imaging and biomarkers have spurred the development
    of potential therapies aimed at a variety of targets and the testing of
    interventions at the earliest signs of disease. A graduate of Yale
    University, Dr. Hodes received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
    He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
    Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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