Tag: Alzheimer’s

Lecture attendees pose with the speaker, Dr. Raji.

Alzheimer’s lecture supports walk

Galveston College’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series “The Brain” kicked off Tuesday evening with a lecture by Dr. Mukaila Raji of UTMB on “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias”.

Pictured are lecture coordinators Galveston College’s Priselda Perez and Vicki Jernigan with presenter Dr. Mukalia Raji, Alzheimer’s Walk organizer Kathy Van Dewalli, Outreach Director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston Krista Bohn, Galveston College lecture committee member Laimutis Bytautas, Dr. Gail Cantini and her husband, Alzheimer’s Walk Chairman and College Regent Armin Cantini.

The Alzheimer’s walk begins Saturday October 14 at 8:00 a.m. at Stewart Beach in Galveston.

Alzheimers lecture at Galveston College

Galveston College Lecture Series: The Brain

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Update on Prevention and Treatments

Please join us on October 10, 2017 for the first presentation for the 2017 Galveston College Lecture Series with guest speaker Dr. Mukaila Raji. Dr. Raji is Professor and Director, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine and Senior Fellow in the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Mukaila A. Raji attended the medical school at the University of Ife in Nigeria. He also completed his internal medicine residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, USA, a Geriatric Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA, and Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Raji is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is a tenured Professor and Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a Co-PI or Co-I on several federal grants. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the areas of cognitive aging and disability, health policy, and geriatric pharmacology. Dr. Raji is a recipient of the Sir William Osler Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, the America’s 2017 Top Doctor in Geriatric Medicine, and the 2016 Top Texas Physician Awards. He is Program Director of UTMB Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Raji teaches medical students, residents, and geriatrics fellows and serves as attending faculty on the Acute Care for the Elders Unit, Geriatric Consults, and Geriatric Clinic Service.