Mini-Medical School—Medical Science and Aging

March 29th, 2016 - 12:00am

Seminars aim to give participants a better understanding of the science of aging well

KENTFIELD, CA—College of Marin, in partnership with Stanford University School of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine; and The Buck Institute for Research on Aging present the second Mini-Medical School—Medical Science and Aging. This year the program will take place two Saturday mornings, April 2 and 9, from 9 a.m. to noon in the James Dunn Theatre.

COM’s Community Education and Health Sciences Departments are co-sponsoring the Mini-Medical School—Medical Science and Aging program as part of the Haddie Mini-Lecture Series. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend this two-session seminar featuring presentations by top medical school clinical professors from Stanford University and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Mini-Medical School seminars have been developed with a focus on the second half of life, normal human aging, and avoiding diseases. Content is appropriate for students of all ages, providing they possess an interest in understanding the science of aging well. Attendance is free for groups specified on the registration page and $15 for the general public and day-of registration (space permitting). For more information contact (415) 485-9305.

Saturday, April 2 and 9
9 a.m. to noon
James Dunn Theatre
Kentfield Campus

Program

Saturday, April 2

Welcome
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President

Do I Need a Geriatrician? An Introduction to Health Promotion from a Physician Who Specializes in the Aging Population
Philip Choe, D.O.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Stanford University School of Medicine

Aging and Longevity: Lessons from Basic Research
Heinrich Jasper, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Closing
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.

Saturday, April 9

Welcome
Carol Hildebrand, Ed. M.
Director of Community Education, Lifelong Learning, and International Education
Marshall Alameida, Ph.D.
Dean of Health Sciences

The Future of Aging: Marketing Deceptions and Fighting Back with Medical Knowledge
Mehrdad Ayati, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

Cognitive Impairment: Is it Delirium, Depression, or Dementia?
Peter Pompei, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine and General Medical Disciplines Geriatric Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Closing
Carol Hildebrand, Ed. M.
Director of Community Education, Lifelong Learning, and International Education
 

Presenter Bios

Photo of Dr. Philip Choe

Dr. Philip Choe, D.O.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Philip Young Choe, D.O., is Associate Director/Clinical Professor of Medicine (Affiliated) with the Stanford Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) with eligibility for certification by the AOBFP Geriatric Medicine Board and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (ABMA). Dr. Choe performed his residency with the Department of Family Medicine at Rowan University and has concluded a focused concentration of study in Medical Acupuncture at the Helms Medical Institute.

 

Photo of Dr. Heinrich Jasper

Heinrich Jasper, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Dr. Jasper is Professor and Chief Scientific Officer at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He is interested in regulatory mechanisms that control stress tolerance, metabolism and aging in multi-cellular organisms. In particular, he has been recognized for making seminal discoveries about the effects of aging on stem cell behavior, and about the role of stress signaling in regulating stem cell function. Current projects in his lab focus on the control of tissue regeneration, metabolic homeostasis, and cell death by insulin and stress signaling pathways. Most of these studies are being performed using Drosophila melanogaster, taking advantage of the wide range of genetic, molecular, and genomic techniques available for this model organism. Current and future work is extending this research to stem cell systems in the mouse. It focuses on signaling mechanisms that influence critical physiological processes with relevance to aging.

Dr. Jasper received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, where he studied transcriptional regulation of developmental processes in Drosophila. He became a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2003, and an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester in 2005. Dr. Jasper received a Senior Fellow Award of the Ellison Medical Foundation in 2008 and a Glenn Foundation Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging in 2010. His work was and is funded by the American Federation for Aging Research, National Institute of Aging, National Eye Institute, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, New York Stem Cell Initiative, and the Ellison Medical Foundation.

 

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Mehrdad Ayati, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Mehrdad Ayati is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a board certified family medicine physician and geriatrician. He is a well-known national and international physician, author, speaker and educator. Dr. Ayati did his residency at UC Davis, where he received an award of excellence in clinical teaching, and his fellowship at Stanford University. Before joining Stanford as faculty, he worked at Lodi Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medicine attending at Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto.

Dr. Ayati's research and clinical work in the field of General Medicine focuses on making the aging process simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, and a happy, joyful journey. His goal is to clarify many misconceptions and simplify the journey for the general public. That includes the senior population, their children and grandchildren. He is well known for his area of research about over-medication in aging populations. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Medicine. He is co-author of the book Paths to Healthy Aging.

 

Photo of Dr. Peter Pompei

Peter Pompei, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine and General Medical Disciplines Geriatric Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Pompei is a general internist and geriatrician with 30 years of clinical experience. After graduating from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He then pursued a research fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Cornell University where he focused on measures of co-morbidity and predictors of mortality. He returned to the University of Chicago and served as Fellowship Director in Geriatric Medicine and studied delirium in hospitalized patients.

In 1993, he joined the faculty at Stanford where his work has included: Director of the Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency, and quarter lead for the Medical School’s Practice of Medicine Course during the 2nd year. He is active in the work of the American Geriatrics Society’s efforts to infuse geriatric principles into the surgical disciplines, and he volunteers for AFS, an international program for high school student exchanges.


This event was made possible with generous support from the Haddie Emeritus College Fund. Co-sponsored by College of Marin Community Education and Health Sciences Department.


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