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NEWS | January 2, 2013

Gary Small, New York Times best-selling author, to speak on Alzheimer's disease

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

New York Times best-selling author Gary Small, professor of psychiatry at UCLA and one of the world's leading physician/scientists in the fields of memory and longevity, will present a special lecture titled "Alzheimer’s Prevention Strategies for Keeping Your Brain Healthy," on Monday, Jan. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium.

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Small is professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also is founding director of the UCLA Memory Disorders Clinic and director of the UCLA Longevity Center. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Jack Weinberg Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the Senior Investigator Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

In 2002 Scientific American magazine named Small one of the world's top 50 innovators in science and technology. His books include “The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life,” “The Memory Bible,” “The Memory Prescription,” and “The Longevity Bible: 8 Essential Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp and Your Body Young.”

The MIND Institute is located at 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The lecture is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. A book signing will be held following the lecture, during which Small's book, “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program,” will be available for purchase. The lecture is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit UC Davis School of Medicine at medschool.ucdavis.edu.