University of Alabama at Birmingham Aging Symposium

Register today to secure your spot at the Integrated Aging Symposium. “From Chromosomes to Communities: Integrating Aging Research” will feature Dr. Richard J. Hodes, Director of National Institute of Aging (NIA), as the plenary speaker. The two-day event will also offer a panel discussion with NIH/NIA directors as well as presentations by keynote speakers from other institutions. Co-hosted by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Nathan Shock Center, UAB Alzheimer's Disease Center, UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, and Evelyn F. Mcknight Brain Institute.


Plenary Speaker

  • Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Keynote Speakers

  • Darren Baker, Ph.D. — Mayo Clinic
  • Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D. — University of North Carolina
  • Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D. — National Institute on Aging
  • Costantino Iadecola, M.D. — Weill Cornell Medicine
  • John Haaga, Ph.D. — NIH/NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • Evan Hadley, M.D. — NIH/NIA Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
  • Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Ph.D. — NIH/NIA Division of Neuroscience
  • Felipe Sierra, Ph.D. — NIH/NIA Division of Aging Biology

UAB Speakers

  • Cynthia J. Brown, M.D., M.S.P.H. — Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
  • Thomas W. Buford, Ph.D. —Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
  • Melissa L. Harris Ph.D. — Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeremy H. Herskowitz, Ph.D. — Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Virginia Howard, Ph.D. — Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H. — Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D. — Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Victor J. Thannickal, M.D. — Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care, School of Medicine

For any inquiries about the symposium, please email the UAB Aging Symposium at

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Alumni House