Stevens Neuroimaging Institute Lecture & Tour – Nov 2

The retired faculty and staff, along with their partners, are invited to attend a lecture and tour at the Stevens Neuroimaging Institute on Thursday, Nov. 2. The speaker will be Dr. Meng Law, Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, on “Why you may already have Alzheimer’s Disease: Clues from Neuroimaging.”

Thursday, November 2, 2017

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

Retired faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Box lunches will be served.

There is no charge for this event.  Attendance is limited to 35 people.

The Health Science Campus shuttle buses run from the University Park Campus every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. The shuttle normally requires 20-30 minutes. Shuttles that leave on the hour will make a stop at Union Station.

Board the shuttle at 9:30 on 34th street in front of JEP house to get to the event on time.

To see the shuttle schedule, please click here: Nov 2 Bus Schedule.

Each guest must register separately. Register here: http://bit.ly/StevensNeuro11-2-17 or call (213) 740-7122. 

At USC researchers have a novel, almost iconoclastic hypothesis in the cause and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  These mechanisms precede and may even lead to deposition of amyloid β and tau in the brain, the toxic agents responsible for neuronal injury and cognitive decline.  This is based on a two hit vascular hypothesis based on oligemia and blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption which allows the leakage of amyloid β into extravascular space of the brain.  USC researchers have developed novel high field methodologies to detect this oligemia and BBB disruption.  Dr. Law will present changes in the brain which can be detected before cognitive decline, even in early adulthood.                    

For additional information contact Jerry Walker, Associate Provost (Ret.) at  jbwalker@usc.edu.