Marquam Talks: Redrawing Story Lines

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Neurologist and medical anthropologist Dr. Raina Croff combines neighborhood walks with active reminiscence to forestall memory loss in older African Americans, while reclaiming their sense of place, self and social connection.

19 Nov | 1:00 pm

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Virtual Event is hosted by OHSU and the Marquam Hill Steering Committee

Please join Raina Croff, PhD as she discusses “Redrawing Story Lines: Improving Health for Older African Americans in Changing Neighborhoods”.

Assistant professor of Neurology and medical anthropologist Dr. Raina Croff is the first researcher to document the cognitive impacts of gentrification on older African Americans in Portland’s historically Black neighborhoods and to devise a therapy – combining neighborhood walks with active reminiscence – to forestall memory loss while aiding older residents in reclaiming their sense of place, self and social connection.

OHSU and the Marquam Hill Steering Committee, an OHSU community stewardship group, has re-imagined its Marquam Hill Lectures, launched in 1981. Marquam Talks are virtual talks showcasing the research and clinical advances of OHSU faculty on timely topics. All talks will end with a question and answer period with the speaker.

Email your questions to stoutk@ohsu.edu in advance or that night for a question and answer session immediately following the presentation, or Tweet #MarquamTalks.

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Photo credit: OHSU EdComm