Dementia: History, Risks, & What We Could Do Better

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


The Columbia Center for Clinical Medical Ethics is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture by Dr. Tia Powell:

Dementia: History, Risks, & What We Could Do Better

Jan. 22, 2020 5-6:30pm

Vagelos Education Center Room 1202-1203

Tia Powell, MD, directs the Center for Bioethics and the bioethics masters’ program at Montefiore Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She holds the Trachtenberg chair in bioethics and is Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry. She served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, and she currently chairs a project at the National Academy of Medicine to draft a research agenda for the next decade of behavior and social science support for those with dementia and their caregivers. She is a board certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Hastings Center. Dr. Powell is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale University School of Medicine. Her book, Dementia Re-imagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End, was published by Penguin Random House in April 2019. She was named as a Crain’s NY Notable Woman in Medicine and a Next Age Influencer in Aging in 2019.

Dr. Powell will explore dementia’s complex history, providing context for our current challenges in providing treatment and support today.

Please RSVP to [email protected].