All the events here are relevant to people working in dementia research. If you would like to add your own you can submit an event
- This event has passed.
Minority Health & Health Disparities in Neuroscience Webinar
January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Kacie Deters, PhD, MS – Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology & Physiology, UCLA.
Black Americans have an increased risk for age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to white Americans. However, risk factors for age-related cognitive decline and AD have been defined based largely on data from white populations. This webinar will explore how a few of these “well-established” risk factors impact Black individuals differently than white individuals. This and other analogous research continue to show the importance of understanding risk factors within the Black population, not in comparison to the white population, as a best practice toward health equity research.
Dr. Kacie D. Deters will serve as the next speaker for the “DN Minority Health and Health Disparities in Neuroscience Webinar Series”. Dr. Deters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology at UCLA. Her research focuses on ethnic and racial disparities in predictors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in older adults, primarily from the Black community. Her goal is to understand the intersection and contributions of genetics and social/environmental factors to cognitive decline and AD. Her research program will utilize a number of techniques including genetic, neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessments, social and environmental factors, and fluid based biomarkers.
Please contact Damali Martin for questions about the webinar.
Webinar Committee Members
Dallas Anderson, Division of Neuroscience
Damali Martin, Division of Neuroscience
Camille Pottinger, Division of Neuroscience
Tayona Pearson, Division of Neuroscience
Reasonable Accommodation: If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the meeting organizer listed under Contact Information. Please make your request no later than 1 week before the event.