May 6: Brown Bag talk by Sarah Tom on childhood environments and later life cognitive reserve

The Columbia Aging Center and the Mailman School's Department of Epigenetics welcome Dr. Sarah Tom, PhD, MPH, from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacology, on Friday, May 6th.  Dr. Tom's talk is "Early Life Environment and Later Life Cognitive Reserve."  Reserve refers to the ability to buffer against brain pathology.  Early life is a critical time of brain development and may have implications for later life reserve.  This talk will outline plans to clarify the relationship between early life environment and later life cognitive and neurological outcomes using data on socioeconomic position over the life span, adult cognitive performance, autopsy-based neuropathology, and dementia diagnosis from population-based datasets. 

Please RSVP to cmh2197@columbia.edu if you wish to attend this talk by Sarah Tom.  The talk will take place on Friday, May 6th at 10 am in ARB Room 440, 722 West 168th Street.