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Center on Aging

Aging Research Day

Thank you to all of those who made the 12th Annual Aging Research Day a huge success!

 “Sensory Systems in Aging” was presented by South Carolina Aging Research Network (SCARN) and hosted by MUSC Center on Aging

February 26, 2016 at the Charleston Marriott

Congratulations to the winners of the abstract contest!

1st Prize: Elisabeth Obert - Effects of the aCTI1 Peptide on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cell Integiry In Models of Age-Related Macular Degenertaion

L-R: Dr. Steve Carroll (judge), Elisabeth Obert, Dr. Barb Rohrer, Dr. Sue Levkoff (judge)

2nd Prize: Yifang Li - Checking in With My Friends: Results from an In-Situ Deployment of Peer-to-Peer Aging in Place Technologies

L-R Dr. Steve Carroll (judge), Yifang Li, Subina Saini, Dr. Sue Levkoff (judge)

3rd Prize: Eric Hamlett - A coeruleun focus on memory performance with targeted DREADDs

L-R Dr. Steve Carroll (judge), eric Hamlett, Dr. Sue Levkoff (judge)

 

Our keynote speaker was be Dr. Nicolas Bazan, who is internationally recognized for his contributions to neuroscience and research in vision and ophthalmology, as well as an author, educator, mentor, developer, music enthusiast, and art lover. 
Dr. Bazan’s first novel was adapted into the award winning film, Of Mind and Music, formerly Una Vida, which was a large part of the inspiration for this year’s theme on sensory systems. 
 
Joining Dr. Bazan, were the following researchers discussing how aging and age-related diseases affect the senses:
 
Xue Z. Liu, MD, PhD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Baerbel Rohrer, PhD - MUSC
Chris Gregory, PhD - MUSC
Ellen Vincent, PhD - Clemson University
Renata Leite, PhD - MUSC
Victor Hirth, MD, MHA, CMD, FACP, AGSF - Palmetto Health
Johnell Brooks, PhD - Clemson University
Stacey Pierce - PharmRight Corp
 
 

 

It was wonderful to see our Senior Mentors and Dr. Deborah Deas for the reception and poster sessions!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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