6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Brain Performance Institute’s Ellipse and in the Center for BrainHealth’s Auditorium
Title: Curing Dementia: From Basic Science to Global Health
Speaker: Bruce Miller, MD
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The pre-lecture reception from 6:15 – 7 PM will take place in the Brain Performance Institute’s Jane and Bud Smith Grand Lobby. The lectures will be in the Brain Performance Institute’s Ellipse and in the Center for BrainHealth’s Auditorium. Lectures will start at 7 PM and the doors will open at 6:15 PM.
Bruce Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC).
Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist focused on dementia with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease. His work in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) emphasizes both the behavioral and emotional deficits that characterize these patients, while simultaneously noting the visual creativity that can emerge in the setting of FTD. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and program project on FTD called Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Imaging and Emotions. He oversees a healthy aging program, which includes an artist-in-residence program. In addition, he helps lead two philanthropy-funded research consortia, the Tau Consortium and Consortium for Frontotemporal Research, focused on developing treatments for tau and progranulin disorders, respectively. Also, he is the Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute. Dr. Miller teaches extensively, runs the Behavioral Neurology Fellowship at UCSF, and oversees visits of more than 50 foreign scholars every year.
Dr. Miller has received many awards including the Potamkin Award from the American Academy of Neurology, the Raymond Adams Lecture at the American Neurological Association, the Elliot Royer Award from the San Francisco Neurological community, the UCSF Annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Clinical Science, the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award, Distinguished Service to Minorities, from Charles Drew University, and the Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging from the National Center for Creative Aging. Dr. Miller is the current President of the International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias (ISFTD), and in 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
He has authored The Human Frontal Lobes, The Behavioral Neurology of Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia and more than 750 other publications regarding dementia. He has been featured in Fortune magazine and the New York Times, as well as on PBS NewsHour and other media. For more than three decades, Dr. Miller has been the scientific director for the philanthropic organization The John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that funds basic science research in Alzheimer’s disease.