Virtual Sips & Science
with Dr. Kirk Erickson
January 21, 2021 | 7-8 PM CT
Walk Like a Greek, Think Like Aristotle.
Is getting more exercise one of your New Year's resolutions? Join Kirk Erickson, PhD, to learn about exercise and brain health, and get inspired to get active!
Kirk Erikson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kirk Erickson is currently the Director and Principal Investigator of the Brain Aging and Cognitive Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. Dr. Erickson studies the impact of physical activity on brain health across the lifespan. This research has resulted in > 230 published articles and 15 book chapters.
Dr. Erickson’s research has been funded by numerous awards and grants from NIH, the Alzheimer’s Association, and other organizations. Most recently, he has been awarded a large multi-site Phase III clinical trial examining the impact of exercise on cognitive function in cognitively normal older adults. His research has resulted in the prestigious Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award from the University of Pittsburgh. He was named a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research in 2016, and a Distinguished Scientist Award by Murdoch University in 2018.
Dr. Erickson was a member of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, and chair of the Brain Health subcommittee charged with developing the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. His research has been featured in a long list of print, radio, and electronic media including the New York Times, CNN, BBC News, NPR, Time, and the Wall Street Journal.
This event is free of charge! We would greatly appreciate if you would pay it forward by sharing with a friend.
The speaker will be presenting via Zoom Webinar. You do not need to download any additional software. We will provide the Zoom Webinar link and passcode once you register.