Announcing Our Fall Seminar Series: Join Us!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center is delighted to announce our line up of seminars for the Fall semester which will take place via Zoom. We warmly invite you to join us for all of these online sessions by registering at the links provided below.

 

Making Arab Americans Visible in the Study of Aging and Health Disparities
Kristine J. Ajrouch, PhD

Professor of Sociology
Co-Director, The Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease 
Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACAjrouchSeminar


Psychological well-being and physical health in the context of our aging society
Eric S. Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
University of British Columbia 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACKimSeminar


The epidemiology of language impairment and cognitive decline in aging
Jet M.J. Vonk, PhD

Associate Research Scientist
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain 
Department of Neurology 
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACVonkSeminar


How Racial Disparities Intersect with Age-Related Risks in Two Pandemics: 1918 and COVID-19
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department and Minnesota Population Center
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACFieldSeminar


An Argument for Healthy Longevity (and Public Health)
This lecture is part of the Columbia Mailman Centennial Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series

Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine
Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, Director, Butler Columbia Aging Center; Dean, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021
5:00PM-6:00PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/DzauHealthyLongevity 


The distribution of known and novel risk factors for dementia in the US population – findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)
Allison Aiello, PhD
Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader
Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACAielloSeminar


The effect of pharmaceutical innovation on longevity, disability, and use of medical care: econometric evidence
This seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Health Policy and Management

Frank R. Lichtenberg, PhD
Cain Brothers & Company Professor of Healthcare Management
Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACLichtenbergSeminar


Exposures to adversity accelerate aging in the immune and central nervous systems
Noah Snyder-Mackler, PhD

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University, Center for Evolution and Medicine; School of Life Sciences
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CACSnyderSeminar


And coming in 2022...
 
The Science of Healthy Longevity and Its Impact on Health Systems
This lecture is part of CUIMC Grand Rounds

Eric Verdin, MD
President and CEO, Buck Institute
Moderator, Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH
Dean, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health & Director, Columbia Aging Center
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022
5:30PM-6:30PM   REGISTER HERE: Details to come

 
Title to come
Jenny Tung, PhD

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022
11:30AM-12:30PM   REGISTER HERE: Details to come