Guest Speaker to Discuss Aging at Mount Union

March 17, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Dr. Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, will present, “Taking Brain Health to a Deeper and Broader Level: Reimagining Aging in an Intergenerational School” at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 30 in the East Room of the Hoover Price Campus Center at the University of Mount Union.

Whitehouse earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and Medical Doctor and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. He also earned a master’s degree in bioethics and fellowship in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. 

Whitehouse, a professor of neurology, is currently a strategic advisor of innovation at Baycrest Geriatric Center and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Whitehouse has taught in multiple areas including cognitive science, psychiatry, neuroscience, psychology, nursing, organizational behavior, bioethics and history. He and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins discovered aspects of cholinergic pathology in Alzheimer’s and other related illnesses, which led to the development of current medications to treat these conditions. Whitehouse also developed the University Alzheimer Center (now the University Brain Health and Memory Center) at Case Western Reserve University. He created InterWell, a school-based practice that integrates primary care, cognitive health and public health. In addition, Whitehouse is clinically active in various Cleveland hospitals. 

Whitehouse has served on the boards of national organizations including the American Alzheimer’s Association, American Geriatrics Society and the Council of American Public Health Association.  He has assisted in creating organizations such as the American Society for Neurological Investigation, the International Working Group for Harmonization of Dementia Drug Guidelines and the International College of Geriatrics of Psychoneuropharmacology.

In addition, Whitehouse is the author of the provocative book entitled “The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis” and has helped develop various undergraduate and medical school educational programs at Case Western Reserve University.

The talk is free and open to the public.

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