Vision and Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease

Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series

Grover C. Gilmore, Ph.D.

Dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology and Social Work, Case Western Reserve University

Biography

Grover C. Gilmore is Dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Social Work at Case Western Reserve University. He received the Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and joined the faculty of CWRU in 1975. He served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences before joining the Mandel School. He chaired the Psychology department for five years and was Acting Chair of the Department of Statistics for one year. He has been very active in faculty governance with leadership positions at every level including a term as the Chair of the Faculty Senate. He is the recipient of the John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching from CWRU. Reflecting his interests in aging, developmental issues, and mental health, he serves on boards in the community including the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center; the Greater Cleveland Council, Boy Scouts of America; and Magnolia Clubhouse. He is also on the editorial board of Intelligence: A Multidisciplinary Journal.

As the Principal Investigator, Dr. Gilmore has received over $8 million in external funding to support his research programs. His current primary research interests are on the changes in visual perception that are associated with healthy aging and with Alzheimer’s disease. He is examining the hypothesis that a portion of the cognitive problems associated with aging and the memory problems in Alzheimer’s disease may be attributed to sensory decline and not to higher order cognitive functions. He also collaborates on projects in biomedical engineering and ophthalmology.

Sponsors

Center for Excellence in Neurosciences

Contact

cen@une.edu

Apr42011
12:00 PM
Bush Center 2nd Floor Conference Room

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public