What is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event? A live, text-based, one-hour virtual event where IADR Community members can interact through online discussion with an expert in dental, oral and craniofacial research.
Topic: Geriatric Oral Health ResearchExpert: Dr. @Bei Wu is Vice Dean for Research and Dean’s Professor in Global Health at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and affiliated faculty at College of Dentistry. She is also Co-founder of the NYU Aging Incubator, a university-wide aging initiative. As a Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Wu has led a significant number of studies supported by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is currently leading several NIH funded projects including a clinical trial to improve oral health for persons with cognitive impairment. She co-leads the NIH/NIMHD-funded Rutgers-NYU Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity. Through this center, she leads a 5-year intervention study that focuses on supporting Chinese and Korean dementia caregivers who are at increased risk for high blood pressure and diabetes due to the physical and emotional demands of caregiving. Dr. Wu is a PI on the NIA-funded Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging (RCMAR). Her extensive publications cover a wide range of areas on aging and health, with particular focus on risk factors related to cognitive impairment, dementia caregiving, and geriatric oral health. Dr. Wu is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and Honorary Member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She was honored as the 2017 Distinguished Scientist in Geriatric Oral Research by the International Association for Dental Research.Event Instructions:
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