January 23, 2007
Contact: Jennifer Forbes
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Hosts Alzheimer’s Seminar
Tiffany Chow, MD, Will Speak On Alzheimer’s Disease and Treatment
NEW BRUNSWICK — Tiffany Chow, MD, clinician-scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, staff behavioral neurologist at Baycrest’s Brain Health Centre Memory Clinic and assistant professor of Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada, will hold a discussion with caregivers about Alzheimer’s disease and treatment at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007. The free community seminar is part of the annual Artiss Powell Memorial Lecture at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and will be held at the Clinical Academic Building, Room 1302, 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick.
Dr. Chow serves patients with early onset dementias. Her research focuses on psychosis and agitation in dementia, as well as apathy, and how these symptoms relate to brain chemistry. She currently serves on the medical advisory board for the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias and on the board of directors for the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.
Dr. Chow earned a dual bachelor’s of the arts and sciences in German studies and biology, and a master’s degree in marine biology at Stanford University before attending Rush Medical College in Chicago. She performed her neurology residency training at University of California at San Diego, followed by a Fellowship in Dementia and Behavioral Neuroscience at University of California at Los Angeles.
The Artiss Powell Memorial Lecture at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is named in honor of Artiss Powell, Jr., M.D, associate professor of neurology, who died unexpectedly in 2004. A specialist in dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and behavioral neurology, Dr. Powell had an extensive clinical practice and left a devoted group of patients and their families who depended on his knowledge and were touched by his compassion.
During the seminar, Dr. Chow will hold an open discussion with community members about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Parking at the Paterson Street deck, adjacent to the Clinical Academic Building, will be complimentary and light refreshments will be served. For more information, directions and to RSVP for the seminar, call 732-235-5810.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.