Black History Month 2023
Memory Sunday 2022
On Sunday June 12, 2022, faith-based communities were joined across the country as an initiative of The National Brain Health Center for African Americans, a program of The Balm in Gilead.
Black History Month Brain Health Webinars
The 2nd Annual Black History Webinar Series presented by the University Hospitals of Cleveland Brain Health and Memory Center, a member of the Cleveland Alzheimer Disease Research Center (CADRC). Topics include Traumatic Brain Injury & Sports (Week 1); Trust in the Government (Week 2); Science, Research & Spirituality (Week 3) and The Impact of the Great Migration on Brain Health (Week 4). Originally presented February 2022.
Black History Month Webinar 2022: Week 1 Traumatic Brain Injury
Former Cleveland Browns player Reggie Rucker and esteemed professor and neuroscientist Dr. Robert Stern discuss traumatic brain injuries in sports and the long-term consequences these injuries can have on the brain. Moderated by Leon Bibb.
Black History Month Webinar 2022: Week 2 Trust in Government
Dr. Gregory Hall and Gelise Thomas, J.D., M.S. of University Hospitals will discuss the history behind medical distrust of the government and healthcare disparities among minority communities. Moderated by Leon Bibb.
Black History Month Webinar 2022: Week 3 Science, Research and Spirituality
Pastor Dr. Jawanza K. Colvin, Dr. Carla Harwell, and Dr. Regennia Williams will discuss the connection between science and spirituality, the history of spirituality practices within the African- American community, and the importance of the role of research in innovation. Moderated by Leon Bibb.
Black History Month Webinar 2022: Week 4 Impact of Great Migration on Brain Health
Dr. Lisa Barnes and Dr. Marilyn Mobley will review the history of the Great Migration and will discuss the effects this travel has had on brain health over the decades. Moderated by Leon Bibb.
Building Awareness: The importance of inclusion and diversity in research
January 20,2022 Webinar
The Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (CADRC) hosted a virtual information session to raise awareness of our recently funded center and engage the community in CADRC research. Panel Members: – Guest speaker, Stephanie Monroe, Executive Director of African Americans Against Alzheimer’s led a discussion on community and research partnerships to advance our understanding on Alzheimer’s Disease. – Two members of the CADRC Minority Advisory Board spoke on what participating in CADRC research means to them and their own experiences as research participants. – CADRC clinical core representative, Jada Houston was available to answer questions about the CADRC’s research visit procedures.
Webinar: Managing Behavior Changes with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
August 4, 2021 Webinar
Presentation by Dylan Wint, MD, Neurologist @Cleveland Clinic Individuals living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia often present challenging behaviors that are difficult to handle. Whether you are a family caregiver, a friend or simply interested in learning more about this topic, Dr. Wint provides information and gives you the tools to successfully manage these changes.
Understanding Brain Health, Live!
A virtual online informational sessions hosted by the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center aiming to provide timely information and brain healthy activities by area professionals.
December 3, 2020 Webinar
~Adriana Alvarez, MD., Hematologist & Oncologist @ Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center on Colorectal Cancer Screening during COVID times ~Susie Sami, Clinical Research Specialist II @University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Brain Health and Memory Center with Melodie Yates, caregiver & Alzheimer’s studies research participant on her experiences as a research participant
November 19, 2020 Webinar
~Gwendolyn Lynch MD, Neurologist @Cleveland Clinic on Stroke 101: It’s a BRAIN ATTACK ~Karen Mente MD, Neurologist @Louis Stokes Cleveland VA on Veteran’s in Dementia Research ~James Leverernz MD, Director, Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health @Cleveland Clinic on Amyloid Therapy ~Dr. Chirag Shah MD, Director of Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology @Cleveland Clinic on Breast Cancer 2020
November 5, 2020 Webinar
~Fred and Dianne Discenzo, Come Dance With Me demonstration ~Cynthia Davenport M.Ed., Program Manager-Education @Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter on Early signs of dementia and having the difficult talk ~Dr. Kathryn Deres, Internal Medicine Resident Cleveland Clinic Foundation on Keeping Your Brain Healthy ~Isabel A Sanchez-Cummings, LISW-S, MSSA, MPA on the Informed Consent Process (continued)
October 22, 2020 Webinar
~Fred & Diane Discenzo, Wellness Moment: Come Dance with Me ~Cynthia Davenport, M.Ed, Program Manager-Education @Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter on Dementia vs Alzheimer’s ~Mark Hyman MD, Center for Functional Medicine @Cleveland Clinic
October 8, 2020 Webinar
~Gwendolyn Lynch, MD, Neurologist @Cleveland Clinic on Stroke 101 (Part 1) ~Sally Ibrahim MD, specialist in sleep medicine @University Hospitals on Sleep & Brain Health ~Cynthia Davenport, M.Ed, Program Manager-Education @Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter on 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s ~Isabel A Sanchez-Cummings, LISW-S, MSSA, MPA on the Informed Consent Process
September 24, 2020 Webinar
~Lisa Penn, BA, Research Assistant, Center for Brain Health @Cleveland Clinic on Intro to Activ8 Your Brain ~James Leverenz MD, Director, Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health @Cleveland Clinic on Understanding Brain Health ~Alan Lerner MD, Director, Brain Health and Memory Center @University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center on Forgetfulness ~Norma Storer RN, Nurse Educator @Case Western Reserve University on Wellness moment: Breathing & Relaxation