Staying Sharp in Mt Vernon, NY

May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

Ann Whitman
(212) 223-4040


Staying Sharp in Mount Vernon, NY:
Experts Discuss Brain Health Issues that Affect the Black Community


Attendees will have the chance to ask brain experts about memory and cognitive health at the Staying Sharp session on Saturday, May 4 in Mount Vernon, NY. This particular program will address brain health issues that affect the black community, in addition to a more general discussion about the aging brain.


The program is presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, MetLife Foundation, and AARP in partnership with Grace Baptist Church and Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson. Featured speakers will be:

  • Desiree Byrd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Christopher Edwards, Ph.D., Director, Chronic Pain Management Unit, Duke University Medical Center
  • André A. Fenton, Ph.D., New York University, Center for Neural Science
  • Patrick A. Griffith, M.D., FAAN, Professor, Clinical Medicine, Chief of Neurology, Morehouse School of Medicine


Saturday, May 4

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To reserve your spot, call: (877) 926-8300


Grace Baptist Church
52 South Sixth Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of more than 330 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.

Staying Sharp is a series of public forums and educational booklets for older Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the series has been attended by more than 34,000 people in 39 cities across the United States.