Upcoming events

    • 4 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Biomarkers and Racial/Ethnic Diversity
    in Older Adults
    Sid O'Bryant, PhD

    The Neuroscience of Adversity
    Maya L. Rosen, PhD

    Morning Session:  9 AM - 12 PM

    Biomarkers and Racial/Ethnic Diversity
    in Older Adults

    Sid O'Bryant, PhD

    Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Translational Research
    University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Fort Worth, TX

    Sid O'Bryant

    Sidney (Sid) E. O’Bryant is a Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the UNT Health Science Center. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts at the University at Albany. The O’Bryant laboratory is dedicated to precision medicine in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, including Down syndrome, Lewy Body disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and others. The fully translational lab has a Biomarker Core (Dr. Hall, Director), Clinical Core (Dr. Johnson, Director), Administrative Core (Dr. O’Bryant, Director), and Data Core (Dr. Johnson, Director). The lab also has a Neuroimaging Core (USC, Dr. Toga, Director). Dr. O’Bryant's multiple NIH grants focus on novel strategies for disease detection, screening into trials (therapeutic and prevention), and patient stratification for optimal treatment response. As part of this work, the lab has a strong focus on the impact of ethnicity/diversity on cognitive loss during the aging process and runs the one-of-a-kind Health & Aging Brain among Latino Elders (HABLE) study, which is the most comprehensive study of Mexican-American brain aging to date.


    Afternoon Session:  1 PM - 4 PM

    The Neuroscience of Adversity

    Maya L. Rosen, PhD
    Program in Neuroscience
    Clark Science Center, Smith College
    Northampton, MA

    Maya Rosen is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist investigating how environmental experience during childhood—including socioeconomic status, cognitive stimulation, and exposure to violence—are associated with cognitive and neural development in children from diverse backgrounds. The ultimate goal of her research is to understand how individual differences in cognitive and neural function influence children’s chances for success in life, including academic achievement, socio-emotional development, and mental health.

    Dr. Rosen received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Her graduate work focused on understanding how we use past experience to guide attention and the neural correlates that support memory-guided attention. Before that, Rosen graduated from Skidmore College with a dual degree in Neuroscience and Spanish.

    The learning objectives for her presentation are as follows:

    • Distinguish the ways in which different forms of adversity may impact neural and cognitive development
    • Discuss downstream impact of distinct forms of adversity on academic and mental health outcomes in youth
    • Uncover how youth mental health problems have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Examine factors (social, behavioral, neural) that provide resilience in the face of adversity (early life and pandemic-related)

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