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Volwiler Lecture sheds light on Alzheimer’s

The Volwiler Lecture, held on campus last week, hosted a full house to learn more about current knowledge of  Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Lisa L. Barnes shared her considerable insight on the topic, with a special focus on how different ethnic groups are affected by the disease and which personality traits and behaviors can either make you more or less likely to develop the disease.

Lisa L. Barnes, PhD, is the Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine within the department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She is also a Senior Cognitive Neuropsychologist within the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, also located at Rush.

The Ernest H. Volwiler Distinguished Scientist Lectureship and the Ernest H. Volwiler Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, held by Professor DeJuran Richardson, are funded by the Ernest H. Volwiler Fund. These lectures are intended to bring results of current scientific research and thought to the scientifically interested public.