The UBC Physical Activity and Precision Health Research Cluster invites you to join them for an evening of presentation on the latest knowledge in how scientists are determining how different biological factors affect your physical activity to increase the use of “exercise as medicine” for your health.
Three experts will be featured.
Dr. Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, is a physician-scientist at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Population Neuroscience of Aging. She has made significant discoveries into the neurobiological drivers of successful aging, helping us understand why some people age better than others. Dr. Rosano will present her talk entitled: Something in the Way We Move.
Dr. Brian Christie, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on better understanding sentinel indicators of cognitive capacity and cognitive reserve in both acquired and congenital disorders, and he is best known for his work showing how diet and physical exercise can enhance synaptic structure and function in the adult brain. Dr. Christie will present his talk entitled: Exercising your Mind: How Exercise Impacts the Brain.
Dr. Bill Sheel, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and head of the Health and Integrative Physiology Lab at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on understanding how biological sex (i.e., whether you are a female or male) influences the relationship between the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system during exercise. His studies are conducted with different patient populations to determine the potential therapeutic effects of exercise and physical activity. Dr. Sheel will present his talk entitled: Sex Differences and Similarities in the Physiology of Exercise.
This event is hosted by the UBC Physical Activity and Precision Health Research Cluster.