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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The University of Miami Health System continues to closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. University and health system leaders are working closely with government and public health agencies and continue to follow guidelines from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Study Shows Extra Weight in 60s May Be Linked to Brain Thinning Years Later

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published by a leading University of Miami neurology researcher in the July 24 online edition of N e u r o l o g y®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.

Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute – Research Seminar Speaker

On June 26th, the eminent Dr. Hachinski was our special Research Seminar presenter. He is the Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western University London in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Vladimir Hachinski is a world-renowned neurologist, a foremost authority in the field of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s research and an international leader in the joint prevention of stroke and dementia. He presented on the Origin, Status and Future of the Hachinski Ischemic Score.

June 7th, 2019 Guest Grand Rounds Speaker – Ron Lazar, PhD, FAHA, FAAN

Dr. Lazar is a Professor of Neurology, he holds the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair and is the Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a neuropsychologist with broad interests in aging and vascular disease, with emphases on reversible causes of cognitive decline, risk-factor modification to promote cognitive resiliency, and recovery after stroke. He presentation was on Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Insights from Vascular Interventions.