Laura Mosqueda, the Ronald Reagan Endowed Chair in Geriatrics at UC Irvine (UCI), will be the featured speaker at the 2008 Donald P. Lauda Wellness Lecture on Thursday, March 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Pointe in The Walter Pyramid at CSULB.
Also the director of geriatrics and professor of family medicine for the UCI College of Medicine, Mosqueda will discuss “Alzheimer’s: Hope on the Horizon,” presenting information from a number of perspectives, including prevention, treatment, the future and coping within the family.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. The doors to the venue will open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be available. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a question-and-answer session following Mosqueda’s address.
Mosqueda is a board-certified family physician and geriatrician, and she is the medical director of the UCI SeniorHealth Center at the UCI Medical Center in Orange. In addition, her efforts have led to the creation of the nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center, which brings together UCI medical experts and representatives of Orange County’s Adult Protective Services and other agencies in a coordinated battle against elder abuse.
As a result of her work, Mosqueda has received numerous awards and honors, including the Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Award from the National Adult Protective Services Association (2006). She was named the “Best Doctor in America in Geriatric Medicine" by Best Doctors, Inc. in 2005, and she appeared before the California State Assembly as the legislative body recognized the work of the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, of which she was a member.
The Donald P. Lauda Wellness Lecture Series is an innovative series of presentations by experts in mental, physical and social health. The goal of the lecture series is to educate and inspire the community to maintain and promote health with the most recent theories, research, treatments and prevention techniques. The series is named after Donald P. Lauda, a dean of the College of Health and Human Services at CSULB, who retired in 2002.
Those planning to attend should park in Lot 13, which is adjacent to The Walter Pyramid just off Atherton Street. A parking attendant will have passes available for free parking. For more information about this year’s Lauda Lecture, contact Rachel Brophy in the CSULB Office of Academic Projects at 562/985-4546.