Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Alzheimer's Disease Seminar Series


2017-2018 Seminar Schedule

All of the seminars are from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided.





August 3, 2017

Panel presentation moderated by Lauren Dowden, MSW, LCSW

Northwestern University

"Re-evaluating the Old and Reclaiming the New: Results from a Dyadic Storytelling Intervention"Kellerman Classroom (2-322)
November 16, 2017

Jane Wu, MD, PhD

Northwestern University

"RNA Binding Proteins in Neurodegeneration"Gray Seminar Room
November 30, 2017

William Klein, PhD

Northwestern University

“Prospects for Alzheimer’s and TBI Therapeutics Targeting Oligomeric Aβ”Gray Seminar Room
December 7, 2017

Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS

Rush University

"Update on Epidemiologic Research: Focus on Potentially Modifiable Factors in Dementia in Older Persons"McGaw 1-401
January 4, 2018

S. Jay Olshansky, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago

"In Pursuit of the Longevity Dividend"Gray Seminar Room
January 18, 2018

Ravi Allada, MD, Northwestern University

Donna Jo Bridge, PhD, Northwestern University

“The Neuroprotective Role of Sleep on Alzheimer’s Disease Progression”

“Noninvasive Stimulation of the Hippocampal Network in Older Adults”

Gray Seminar Room
February 8, 2018

Anne Hiniker, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

"LRRK2 turnover in Parkinson's Disease"Gray Seminar Room
March 15, 2018

Jeffrey Savas, PhD

Northwestern University

"Proteomic Strategies to Advance Our Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology"Gray Seminar Room
March 22, 2018

Borna Bonakdarpour, MD - Northwestern University

Jenni Rook, MT-BC, LCPC - Institute for Therapy through the Arts

"Music and the Brain: Research and Treatment"Gray Seminar Room
March 29, 2018

Roberto Fernandez-Romero, MD, MPH, PhD - University of Tennessee

"Cortical Responses as Markers of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease"Searle Seminar Room
April 5, 2018

Steven Austad, PhD

University of Alabama, Birmingham

"The First 150 Year Old Human: How Soon? How Desirable?"Canning Auditorium
April 12, 2018

Patricia Boyle, PhD

Rush University

"Cognitive Aging: A Delicate Balance of Neuropathology and Resilience" Gray Seminar Room
April 26, 2018

Pouya Jamshidi, MD

Northwestern University

"Neurotransmitter Switching in the Adult Brain Regulates Behavior"Gray Seminar Room

May 10, 2018


May 17, 2018

Michael Greicius, MD, MPH

Stanford University

Title TBDKellerman Classroom (2-322)