The University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health will host the second annual Arnold Aging Lecture on Thursday, March 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the UofSC Alumni Center. The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Keith Whitfield on the topic of “Biobehavioral Insights on Health and Aging Among African Americans.”
Dr. Keith E. Whitfield became provost of Wayne State University on June 1, 2016. Previously, he was vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University and held appointments as professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, research professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He also was the co-director of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research.
An expert on aging among African Americans, Dr. Whitfield has published 200 articles, books and book chapters on cognition, health, and individual development and aging. He is a longtime member of the advisory board of Wayne State’s Institute on Gerontology, has participated in a number of committees for the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine, and has served on several study sections for the National Institutes of Health.
The Arnold Aging Lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Presidential Dining Room of the Alumni Center (900 Senate St. Columbia SC 29208). Refreshments will be served immediately following the lecture.