Lectures and seminars KI South Distinguished Lecture Series: Rebecca Gottesman

09-04-2024 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Hybrid Venue: Jan-Åke Gustafssonsalen, Neo, Blickagången 16, Flemingsberg Online: Connect to the event

Dr. Gottesman's research focuses on the vascular contribution to cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, and she uses brain imaging within cohorts such as ARIC to understand a mechanism for a vascular impact on Alzheimer's Disease.

Rebecca Gottesman is Senior Investigator and Stroke Branch Chief at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before joining NINDS, she was Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.

She has made significant research contributions to understanding the cognitive impacts of stroke and other vascular disease, as well as short- and long-term associations between vascular risk factors, vascular disease, and dementias.

Lecture: "Modifying risk for dementia:

Using epidemiology and neuroimaging to identify potential targets for prevention and treatment"

Introduction by KI researcher Anna Marseglia, Ph.D. at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society:"How can we advance precision medicine for cognitive disorders: Challenges in Prevention and Treatment".

The lecture will be followed by an afternoon reception in the Neo entrance hall with possibility to interact and ask questions. 

Early Career Researchers (e.g. PhD students, postdocs, assistant professors) interested in an exclusive opportunity to engage in discussions regarding career advice with Dr. Gottesman at 13:00 before the lecture, pls. contact anna.marseglia@ki.se by Saturday, April 6th.

Host: Eric Westman


Eckardt Treuter Professor