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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     David L. Bachman, M.D.

Dr. David Bachman is Professor of Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. He serves as Director of the Division of Neurology within the Department of Neurosciences. Dr Bachman completed medical school and a Neurology residency at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He then did a Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the Boston VA Medical Center. He was on faculty in the Department of Neurology of the Boston University School of Medicine, until joining the faculty at MUSC in 1989. Dr. Bachman serves as co-Director of the Alzheimer Clinical Research Program and is Director of the Clinical Core of the South Carolina Alzheimer Disease Clinical Center. His areas of interest include dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep, and neuropsychiatric disorders.
       At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
       1) Outline the major theories about the etiology of Alzheimer's disease.
2) Discuss the relative importance of tau and beta amyloid in the pathogenesis
    of Alzheimer's disease.

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