Texas Public Radio Think Science: Dementia in South Texas
Event Date & TimeJune 7, 2023 at 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
LocationUT Health San Antonio Pestana Lecture Hall, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229
Join us as we partner with Texas Public Radio for the next Think Science live program.
The event will feature enlightening discussion with our renowned experts in dementia and stroke and audience Q&A on:
- Stroke: What are the risk factors for it, including diabetes?
- Why do Hispanics have a higher risk for dementia? Is it genetics, environment, lifestyle?
- What new treatments are there for dementia — and how can we get them faster?
Registration and parking are free.
Arrive to our UT Health San Antonio Long Campus (7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229) using the Floyd Curl entrance.
UT Police will be at the entrance to direct you to free visitor parking and the event.Register now
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About the Speaker(s)
Sudha Seshadri, MD
Founding director of UT Health San Antonio’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases and director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-designated South Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the only such NIA-designated center in Texas.
Dr. Seshadri enjoys a superb reputation in both science and clinical care and is a recognized thought leader in Alzheimer’s disease, having recently co-authored position papers disseminated by the National Academy of Sciences on "Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward," and by the American Heart Association on "Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults." She has lectured extensively, nationally and internationally on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and the genetics of stroke and vascular brain injury.
Claudia Satizabal, PhD
Epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio
Dr. Satizabal’s research focuses on lifestyle and genetic factors contributing to healthy brain aging versus those leading to dementia. In her current work, she is investigating markers to identify persons at risk of dementia before irreversible damage, the role of the gut microbiome on Alzheimer’s disease, and the continuation of a local cohort study (the San Antonio Heart and Mind Study, or SAHMS) to better understand brain aging in our community. She is also actively involved in national and international collaborations to advance dementia research.