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Dr. Kenneth Rockwood will deliver this year's Dr. Chuck Powell Memorial Lecture on Wedneday, Sept. 21, 1 P.M., in the Thompson Alumni Center. The topic of his lecture is "Frailty, resilience, and ageism."

Rockwood is a professor of medicine, investigator, active staff physician, and the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University, a Canadian Institute of Health Research. A native of Newfoundland, he received his MD from Memorial University, and completed internal medicine training at the University of Alberta and geriatric medicine at Dalhousie University. A leading authority on frailty, Rockwood has more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and nine books to his credit, including the eighth edition of the Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology. He is a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Collaboration on Neurodegeneration in Aging and leads it's Quality of Life theme, and The Knowledge Translation platform.

The Dr. Chuck Powell Memorial Lecture Series is open to university gerontology students, alumni, faculty and the community. It is sponsored by the UNO Department of Gerontology and through the generosity of Amy Haddad, Ph.D., and Steven Martin.

Please register for this free event to receive a parking permit. 

For more information contact the Department of Gerontology at 402.554.2272 or

This year's lecture series is one of a year-long series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the College of Public Affairs and Community Services. See a full list of events.

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