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Showcase 2019 Distinguished Faculty Address

Distinguished Faculty Address

Recognizing a faculty member’s exemplary achievement

The annual Distinguished Faculty Address honors a faculty member who has risen to the front ranks of his or her discipline through achievements in research, scholarship, and teaching.

2019 address

New time, date, and location

Tuesday, April 9
2:30 P.M.

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Register for the event by Friday, April 5.

If you had already made a reservation for the previously scheduled date, please do so again for the April 9 event.

Aging gracefully:
Maximizing brain health and independence

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Professor, Department of Psychology

One in ten Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, the prevalence of the disease is expected to rise by at least 14 percent in every state.*

Until disease-modifying agents are available, we must take steps to prevent dementia by optimizing health and wellness as people age. At the same time, we can improve health-care delivery through preventative interventions and smart and assistive technologies.

Professor of Psychology Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe will discuss research related to healthy brain-aging behaviors. She will also address technologies that can support activities of daily living and provide real-time intervention for Alzheimer’s patients.

Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe has made significant contributions to the field of clinical neuropsychology, and she continues to pursue cutting-edge interdisciplinary work developing smart technologies for health care. Her research focuses on extending the quality of life and functional independence of the aging population and individuals with cognitive disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury.

*Source: Alzheimers.net

Presenters of the Distinguished Faculty Address

2018

Susmita Bose (video)
Professor, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture


2017

Douglas R. Call
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine


2016

Michael K. Skinner
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences


2015

Gerald B. Berthiaume
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences


2014

Raymond Reeves
Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine


2013

Kenneth L. Nash
Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Complete list and videos of award winners