Center for Healthy Aging director candidate speaks Oct. 30

Arthur KramerArthur Kramer, a candidate for director of the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, will present “Some thoughts on how we can develop a preeminent interdisciplinary center for healthy aging” on Monday, Oct. 30.

Kramer’s talk will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, Room 1418, in CSU’s Health and Medical Center on the corner of Prospect and College.

Kramer is the senior vice provost for research and graduate education and professor of psychology and engineering at Northeastern University. He is the previous director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology and Swanlund Chair and professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois.

Kramer’s research projects include topics in aging, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and human factors. A major focus of his lab’s recent research is the understanding and enhancement of cognitive and neural plasticity across the lifespan. He is a former associate editor of Perception and Psychophysics and is currently a member of six editorial boards. Kramer is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, as well as a former member of the executive committee of the International Society of Attention and Performance. He’s also a recipient of a NIH Ten-Year MERIT Award.

He has recently served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology; the National Academy of Medicine’s committee on Cognitive Aging; the Chair of the National Academy of Sciences workshop on Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer’s Disease; the Global Council on Brain Health; and many other national and international committees.

His research has been featured in a long list of print, radio and electronic media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, CBS Evening News, Today Show, National Public Radio and Saturday Night Live.