NEWS | July 10, 2018

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts brain food lecture as part of series on July 19


John Rutledge, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UC Davis, will present “Brain Food: Myths and Opportunities” as part of an ongoing lecture series focused on healthy brain aging and dementia prevention. The lecture will take place Thursday, July 19 at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free but reservations are required.

John Rutledge John Rutledge

Rutledge received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Richard A. and Nora Eccles Harrison Endowed Chair for Diabetes Research and received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Rutledge specializes in cardiology, lipid disorders and reversal of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. During his presentation, he will provide preventive measures for cardiovascular disease and discuss the link to brain health and aging well.

Additional lectures include:

· Aug. 9 – Time to Wake Up to Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease
Kristine Yaffe, professor of psychiatry, neurology and epidemiology at UCSF
· Sept. 6 – Brain Health: Looking Back to Move Forward
Rachel Whitmer, chief of the Division of Epidemiology at UC Davis
· Oct. 11 – The Aging Mind: A Look Under the Hood
Denise Park, distinguished professor of behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas

For additional information, please visit or call 916-734-5728. To register for the event, visit and search “UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center.”

For media inquiries, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 27 research centers designated by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging. The center's goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease. Also funded by the state of California, the center allows researchers to study the effects of the disease on a uniquely diverse population. For more information, visit