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Yaakov Stern, Ph.D., to Speak at Jay L. Foster Memorial Scientific Lecture

WHAT: The annual Jay L. Foster Memorial Scientific Lecture, presented by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

WHO: Yaakov Stern, Ph.D., division leader of the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center and professor of clinical neuropsychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

WHEN: 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

WHERE: A115 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto St., Oakland

WHY: Dr. Stern is one of the world’s leading proponents of the cognitive reserve theory, defined as the ability of an individual to tolerate progressive brain pathology without demonstrating clinical cognitive symptoms. He will deliver the lecture, “Cognitive Reserve: From Theory to Intervention.”

The lecture series was established by the family of Jay L. Foster, a successful Pittsburgh businessman who died from the disease in 2000. The Foster family established the lecture series because they learned firsthand that knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease is an important factor in coping with its effects, especially the pain of watching a loved one decline. They hope that caregivers, family members, residential treatment staff and other health professionals will be aided by this educational series.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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