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UI College of Medicine to host lecture on geriatrics Oct. 27

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Medicine will host the third annual Joe L. Parkin Memorial Lecture on Aging Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the UI Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).

Dr. Burton Reifler, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., will present "A View of Geriatrics through Art and Science" from 5 to 6 p.m. at Medical Alumni Auditorium, Room E-331, at the UIHC.

In 1978 Reifler established the nation's first Alzheimer's clinic in Seattle. He currently serves as the principal investigator for Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Reifler is board certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. He also is the author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications and has served on many editorial boards and as a National Institutes of Health consultant.

Following Reifler's presentation, participants will have a better understanding of the different perceptions of aging people.

The event is sponsored by the UI department of psychiatry and the College of Medicine Lecture Committee.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information about Reifler's lecture, contact Dr. Thomas Weingeist at (319) 356-2867 or Vicky Pollock at (319) 356-3705.