Saving Six Million Minds: Memory Clinic Director/Professor will Speak on Alzheimer's Disease

January 16, 2011

Paul Solomon, Clinical Director of The Memory Clinic in Bennington and Professor of Psychology and founding chair of the Neuroscience program at Williams College, delivered an address at Southern Vermont College, entitled “Saving Six Million Minds: Recent Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.” The lecture took place on Thursday, February 10, at 2:45 p.m. in the Everett Mansion Theatre, and it was part of the College’s themed series, “Citizenship through Empowerment.” The public was invited to attend, and a reception followed in the Burgdorff Gallery, where guests spoke directly with Dr. Solomon.

A licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and Vermont, Dr. Solomon has been the principal investigator for more than 75 clinical research trials to evaluate new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease and has written more than 150 books, chapters and research papers. In addition, he received the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The lecture series will conclude on Tuesday, March 22, with Alexandria Peary, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Author of “Fall Foliage Called Bathers & Dancers” (2008) and the forthcoming “Lid to the Shadow” (2011), Peary’s address is entitled “Peter Elbow, Walter Ong and Dorothy Sarnoff: A Discussion of Inner and Outer Rhetoric.”

For more information on the lecture series, contact the Office of Communications at 802-447-6388 or e-mail communications@svc.edu.