The Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care (CCARCC) held its third annual Aging Symposium on November 4th 2002. Over 40 scientific posters were presented by pilot grantees, center faculty, and friends of CCARCC. Six student posters were also presented, as well as research from medicine, neurology, psychiatry, the burn unit, and nursing.
The highlight of this year's symposium was a keynote address by Richard Mayeux MD, Sergeivsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, and Director, Sergeivsky Institute at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mayeux's talk: Genetics, Hereditability, and Epidemiology of Longevity in Older New Yorkers was highly received, and followed by scientific presentations from CCARCC pilot grantee Denise Fyffe PhD, and Cornell Medical Student Peyton Hayes.
Participants then participated in a wine and cheese poster session in the Archibald commons, where scientists and students exchanged ideas for research collaborations and other activities. Student posters will also be presented at the American Geriatrics Society meeting in Baltimore this April in a special session.
Many thanks to everyone who made the symposium a success! For copies of the program including abstracts, or other questions about CCARCC, please Center coordinator Elenora Levin at 212-746-1677, or by email at [email protected]