Hernandez to talk Alzheimer's research on April 4

March 29, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Platteville assistant professor of counseling psychology, Jovan Hernandez, will give the final Liberal Arts and Education faculty forum presentation of the year entitled, “Emerging trends in Alzheimer’s research: risk factors, protective factors, diagnosis and treatment.”  The free lecture is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. in the Lundeen Lecture Hall in Doudna Hall.

“This presentation is a concise overview of Alzheimer’s disease and where Alzheimer’s research is headed,” said Hernandez. “I’ll go over the purposed causes of it, effects it has, preventative measures, methods of diagnosis and risk factors.”

Hernandez is trained in neuropsychology and has worked in various neuropsychology labs at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and University of New Mexico Hospitals.

This presentation includes a response by Dr. Chetna Narayan, UW-Platteville professor of psychology, and a question-and-answer session at the end.

UW-Platteville forums allow faculty members to present their research information as they are designed to generate discussion and increase knowledge about current topics in the world.

“Given there are 5.4 million Americans currently with the disease with numbers predicted to increase in the future, this presentation is a great opportunity for people to gain a better understanding of the disease and get updated on the latest research in an hour,” said Narayan.

The College of Liberal Arts and Education has been sponsoring the faculty forum series since 2004. “The Faculty Forum series hosted by the College of LAE showcases the deep talents of LAE faculty either as presenters or discussants,” said Elizabeth Throop, dean of the college of LAE. “Over the year, we’ve had talks ranging from lone-wolf terrorists to economic analysis of developing countries to Professor Hernandez's discussion next week about Alzheimer's disease. Each talk has touched on subjects that have affected, or will affect, many of us, and each talk has provided information in highly accessible and interesting ways. It’s been a good series this year, and next year’s series, still in development, will certainly carry on a great tradition.”

Written by: Eileen McGuine, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, mcguinee@uwplatt.edu


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