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Annual Symposium

The 21th Annual Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Scientific Symposium was held on October 18, 2013. Abstracts and nominations for faculty awards are due on August

Friday, October 18, 2013
Bradley Center, Children’s Harbor

2013 Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Annual Symposium
Time Event
8 a.m.

Poster Set up
8:30 a.m.

Poster Competition Opens
10 a.m.

Oral Presentations by Abstract Competition Winners

Ann Laszczyk

Richard Kennedy, MD, PhD

Patricia Sawyer, PhD

11 a.m.

Networking and Buffet Lunch
11:30 a.m.

Awards Ceremony

Faculty Service Award - Mark Swanson, OD

Faculty Teaching Award - Patricia Sawyer, PhD

New Horizons Award - Birmingham Sugar Babies

Bynum Award - Mr. Bill Fuller, Executive Director of the Alabama Family Trust

McCallum Award – Alan Siegal, MD

12 p.m. 12 p.m.

Keynote Address

“Living to 100: Is it a Matter of Choice?”

Bradley Willcox, MD, MSc

Professor & Director of Research, Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii; The Queen's Medical Center; Kuakini Medical Center; Co-Principal Investigator, Okinawa Centenarian Study, Okinawa Research Center for Longevity Science; and Investigator, Pacific Health Research and Education Institute of the Pacific Islands VAMC

12:50 p.m.

Poster Competition Awards Announced
1 p.m.

Adjourn and Take Down Posters


Dr. Willcox has published widely in the genetic, environmental and clinical aspects of healthy aging, is on the Editorial Board of the Journals of Gerontology, and a frequent reviewer for JAGS and JAMA journals. He has been recognized with a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award for Advances in Aging Research, the Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research, and a Director’s Citation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a two-time nominee for Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging and his work has appeared in cover articles of Time Magazine, National Geographic, and on Oprah, Good Morning America, NOVA Science, BBC, among other media.

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