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The Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Lecture on Nutrition, Inflammation, and Chronic Disease is funded by a generous gift from the family to disseminate critical information about the connections between nutrition, inflammation, and chronic disease.

In recognition of the outstanding research at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging as well as an interest in advancing scientific discovery and knowledge about the connections between nutrition, inflammation, and chronic disease, the family has established The Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn Research Fund. The recipient of the fund focuses research on expanding the knowledge base connected to nutrition, inflammation, and chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.

If you are interested in learning more about the Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family fund, please contact Cindy Briggs-Tobin, Senior Director, Development and Alumni Relations at Tufts University at 617-636-0962 or Cindy.Briggs@tufts.edu.

2019 Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Lecture

In memory of Donald Weidenfeld
Nutrition and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment: New Insights
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, HNRCA at Tufts University
1:00 – 3:00
Reception to follow
3:00- 4:00

ANDREW GREENBERG, M.D.
Senior Scientist and Laboratory  Director
Obesity and Metabolism Lab
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

ANASTASSIOS PITTAS, M.D.
Co-Director, Diabetes and Lipid Center,
Tufts Medical Center
Professor, Tufts University School of MedicineJOHN GRIFFIN, Ph.D. *
Postdoctoral Fellow
Obesity and Metabolism Lab
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

*Cohn Student Research Fund recipient

The 2018 recipient of the fund was John Griffin, Ph.D.
Watch John talk about how the award helped his research:

2017 Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Lecture

DENNIS STEINDLER, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director of the Neuroscience and Aging Lab, HNRCA
Lecture: How We Get Neurological Disorders and How Regenerative Medicine is Helping Prevent and Treat Them

RICHARD ISAACSON M.D., Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Associate Professor of Neurology, and Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Lecture: Diet, Nutrition and Lifestyle Approaches for Alzheimer’s Disease

Read more about the event on Tufts Now.

Watch the full 2017 lecture:

The 2017 recipient of the fund was Jisun So, M.S., a Ph.D. candidate, Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition, Friedman School and Graduate Research Assistant in the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, HNRCA.
Watch Jisun talk about how the award is helping her research:

 

2016 Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Lecture

RUDOLPH E. TANZI, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology (Research), Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology,  Harvard Medical School
Lecture: Alzheimer’s Disease: Genes, Germs and Glia (video not available)

GENE BOWMAN, ND., M.P.H
Head of Aging and Cognitive Health, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Brain Institute, Department of Neurology, Aging and Alzheimer’s, Oregon Health and Science University, Neuroinflammation, Blood-brain Barrier Impairment and Cognitive
Lecture: Dysfunction: Nutrition to the Rescue? (video not available)

BRENT REYNOLDS, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, CEO, Prana Therapeutics
Lecture: An Ecological Approach to Diet-Based Cancer Treatment

Watch the Dr. Brent Reynold’s lecture:

The 2016 recipient of the fund was Maura Walker, MS, Ph.D.
Watch Maura talk about the how the award helped her research:

 

2015 Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Lecture

DENNIS STEINDLER, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director of the Neuroscience and Aging Lab, HNRCA
Lecture: The Intersection of Neuroimmunology, Cognitive Science, Regenerative Medicine, and Nutrition

SUSUMU TONEGAWA, Ph.D.
Nobel Laureate, Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Director, RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture: Memory Engram Cells Have Come of Age

JONATHAN KIPNIS, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), School of Medicine, University of Virginia
Lecture: Central Nervous System Drainage, Lymphatic Vessels, and Neurological Disorders


Watch the full 2015 lecture:


The 2015 recipient of the fund was Anna Pfalzer Ph.D.
Watch Anna talk about how the Cohn award helped her research: