Annual Hillblom Cognitive Aging Symposium
Last year we hosted the 6th Annual Hillblom Cognitive Aging Symposium, a scientific symposium bringing together researchers from around the state and country to share their expertise and spur important conversations around aging.

ADAM BRICKMAN, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Columbia University,
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain is vascular brain injury a part of Alzheimer's disease 

PAULINE MAILLARD, PhD, UC Davis Neuroimaging Core Associate, Professional Researcher

new imaging biomarkers of cerebrovascular disease 

JASON D. HINMAN, MD, PhD, Associate Professor & Vice Chair
of Research, UCLA Department of Neurology

circulating silence: blood-based biomarkers for silent cerebral edema and brain vascular injury

FANNY ELAHI, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

a precision medicine approach to identify therapeutic targets in vascular brain aging to prevent dementia 

KAITLIN CASALETTO, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

synaptic aging: a target for "cognitive resilience"? 

BRETON ASKEN, PhD, Neuropsychology Fellow, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

memory loss in older adults: is it always alzheimer's disease? 

TARA TRACY, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Buck Institute

impact of kibra and cognitive decline in cognitive aging 

JESSICA DELEON, MD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

the role of bilingualism in health aging  

2020 Symposium Presenters 

William Honer, MD, Professor and Psychiatry Deparment Chair at the University of British Columbia 

A Molecular Substrate for Neural Reserve

Yaakov Stern, PhD, Professor, Taub Research Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain

An Update on Cognitive Reserve

Kaitlin Casaletto, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Biological Sex: A Model of Cognitive Resilience or Vulnerability?

Cutter Lindbergh, PhD, Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Wisdom is Dissociable from Cognitive Functions that Decline with Age:
Implications for Resilience

Tina Hoang, MPH, UCSF Center for Population Brain Health

Physical Activity, TV Watching, and Brain Health in Mid-Life

Erica Kornblith, PhD, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Race and Sex Differences in Incidence of Dementia Among Older Veterans


 2019 Symposium Presenters:

 Alexandra Apple, PhD

Investigating Connectivity and Inflammation as Functional Correlates of Memory Resilience to Cognitive Aging