USC PRC Researchers Participate in Healthy Aging Forum

USC Healthy Aging Forum: A Focus on Cognition

Dr. Daniela Friedman, Ms. Leeza Gibbons, Dr. Sara Wilcox

Drs. Sara Wilcox and Daniela Friedman presented an overview of the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network and the brain health initiatives of this network at the USC Healthy Aging Forum on December 3.  The program featured Emmy Award winning talk show host, Leeza Gibbons, a USC alumna and founder of Leeza’s Place.  Ms. Gibbons spoke about the needs of caregivers providing support to loved ones with memory disorders or progressive illnesses.  Other speakers were South Carolina  Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell, Beth Sulkowski from the Alzheimer’s Association, and Sue Levkoff, Endowed Chair of the SeniorSMART Center of Economic Excellence. The Forum was hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and was moderated by Dr. Andrea Tanner.