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UNC Professor Invited to Serve on New Global Council on Brain Health

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve a two-year term on the governance committee of a new Global Council on Brain Health, convened by AARP and AgeUK, the United Kingdom’s largest charity dedicated to issues related to aging.

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[Photo: Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson]

The Council includes physicians, scientists, policy experts, and others who will debate the latest in brain health science and recommend best practices regarding the maintenance of brain health.

Dr. Dilworth-Anderson is a respected national leader in aging issues, having served as a Presidential appointee on the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee (2002-2005), president of the Gerontological Society of America (2009-2010) and appointed member of the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence (2012-2014).

“Only a dozen international experts are invited to be on the governance committee of the new Council,” noted Dr. Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, professor and chair of the Gillings School’s health policy and management department. “The invitation is a recognition of Professor Dilworth-Anderson’s exemplary leadership in aging research and her years of commitment to studying minority aging, caregiving, and dementia.”