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October Dinner Meeting with Dr. Judy Pa – USC Neuroscientist & Professor
October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The featured speaker for the San Marino City Club October meeting to be held October 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Marino Center is Dr. Judy Pa. Dr. Pa will present a series of studies focused on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. This includes using big data approaches to understand Alzheimer’s risk factors, such as age, genetics and biological sex. Following this, Dr. Pa will discuss modifiable lifestyle factors, such as exercise and cognitive stimulation, for the preservation or enhancement of brain health using neuroimaging techniques, including a new clinical trial using virtual reality as the medium for intervention.
Dr. Judy Pa is an Associate Professor and Cognitive Neuroscientist at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Pa has 20 years of human neuroimaging experience and directs a research lab focused on Alzheimer’s prevention. She trained at University of California, San Francisco as a postdoctoral fellow and neurology faculty for 7 years before joining USC in 2014. The primary focus of her work is to develop and test new multidomain combination interventions using technology, such as virtual reality and remote activity monitoring, with the goal of preserving brain health and cognition.
Dr. Pa is a Project Leader of USC’s Program Project Grant on Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer’s disease and the Imaging Core Co-Leader of USC’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She leads two ongoing National Institutes of Health behavioral intervention trials with a focus on physical and cognitive activities. In her non-science time, Dr. Pa enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids in the Pasadena/Sierra Madre Mandarin dual language program, and her black lab rescue pup on the ski slopes.
Doors to the San Marino Center will open at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. For those unable to attend in-person, the meeting will also be available to register via Zoom webinar as we have throughout the pandemic.
COVID PROTOCOLS: All participants will be required to show proof of vaccination or a current negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the meeting. Masks will be required to be worn inside the San Marino Center except when eating or drinking. Please enter the San Marino Center from Huntington Drive.
Members can register and pay for their guests via the City Club’s website located at www.sanmarinocityclub.org . Guests are also welcome to attend this live and in person event for $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 18 payable prior to the start of the program by also pre-registering for the event at the City Club’s website located at www.sanmarinocityclub.org. You do not need to be a member to attend this special event. Note: If you are planning to attend the meeting via Zoom, please check the “Attend via Zoom” box when registering for the event. You will receive a link upon completion of the registration.
The San Marino City Club is a non-profit civic organization that since 1926 has been dedicated to obtaining for the citizens of the San Marino the best civic, educational and cultural services and facilities possible, and to encouraging and promoting the highest standards of citizenship among its membership. City Club membership is open to residents of the San Marino Unified School District, officials of the School District or the City of San Marino, persons who conduct their business or profession within the School District or persons who have a significant and ongoing relationship with the San Marino Community. Membership provides the member with eight meetings that feature timely, important, and informative speakers of both local and national interest and on a wide variety of subjects, and the opportunity to meet many of San Marino’s elected officials, city and school district leaders and of course its wonderful citizens. More information on City Club (including information on how to join the Club) is always available on the City Club’s website at www.sanmarinocityclub.org.