Annual Katz Lecture Announced

Sidney Katz (1924-2012)

Dr. Sidney Katz, a former Brown University Professor, Associate Dean of the Medical School, and first Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research created the construct of assessing the ability to perform activities of daily living.  An early advocate of the importance of measuring quality of life in the elderly population, Dr. Katz’s ideas were the catalyst for development of the federally-mandated nursing home Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI).  Each year, Dr. Katz’s memory and seminal work are honored with a lecture by an expert in the field, sponsored by the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.

We have selected Thomas Obisesan MD, MPH, a well-funded Alzheimer researcher for this year’s Katz Lecture. Dr. Obisesan is a geriatrician, and also Professor of Medicine and Neurology at Howard University. 

This annual lecture will take place on October 30, 2019.  The lecture will be held at Brown University's School of Public Health located at 121 S. Main Street, second floor, room 245.