2024 Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics

2024 Thewlis Lecture

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Mind Matters: Exploring the
Impact of Mindfulness on the Aging Brain

Dr. Ruchika Prakash

Director of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, and
Professor of Psychology, The Ohio State University

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 7:00-8:00 PM ET

Event will be live streamed on YouTube, X, and Facebook

Mindfulness meditation is becoming woven into the fabric of our society and promoted as a solution for a range of health conditions. Research suggests it may improve cognition, emotional regulation, and brain health. Dr. Prakash will highlight the latest research and provide practical tips for incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.  

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Sponsored by:
URI Program in Gerontology
Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center
George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience


About the Thewlis Lecture:

Malford W. Thewlis, MD, a former resident of Wakefield, RI, was a pioneer in the field of geriatric medicine most widely known for co-founding the American Geriatrics Society in 1942 and his manuscript, The Care of the Aged: Geriatrics, which was first published in 1919 under the title, “Geriatrics: A Treatise on the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases of Old Age and the Care of the Aged.”   

In honor of Dr. Thewlis, URI established the Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2006 to help raise awareness, enhance knowledge, and stimulate discussion about issues related to aging, longevity, and health care for older adults.

The event is held annually in the spring and is open to the public.


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