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14th Annual Joan and Harry B. Smith Lecture Series

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

Miami, FL

14th Annual Joan and Harry B. Smith Lecture Series

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A Nutritional Strategy for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

By Neal Barnard, M.D.

 Friday, October 18, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lecture

Florida International University, MARC Pavilion
11200 SW 8
th Street, Miami, FL 33199

 

New research shows that Alzheimer's disease may be prevented, at least to a substantial degree, with changes to diet and lifestyle. Join us as Dr. Barnard returns to campus to shed light on what you can do to help lower your risk in developing Alzheimer's.

Neal Barnard, M.D., is the president and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He has led several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health, including a recent study of dietary interventions in diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Barnard has authored of dozens of scientific publications as well as 15 books for lay readers. He received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at the same institution and  practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found PCRM in 1985.

Advance Registration is Required.

For more information, email csilvacr@fiu.edu or call 305-348-3769.



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Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, MARC Pavilion
Miami, FL 33199

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM (EDT)


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FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine was approved in 2006 by the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature. In February 2013 the medical degree program received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, and  on April 29, 2013, the inaugural class graduated. Among the innovative elements of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is a program called Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ that sends teams of medical students along with their counterparts in social work, nursing, and law into the community. The College of Medicine’s mission is to lead the next generation of medical education and improve the quality of health care available to the South Florida community. For more information, visit http://medicine.fiu.edu/.

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