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Seay Lecture: Monique Williams (VITAS Healthcare, St. Louis)

"Lessons Learned & Future Directions:  Addressing Dementia Disparities and Achieving Inclusion in Dementia Research"

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When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: Connor Auditorium (Medical Campus, Farrell LTC) - Note Start time and Location

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The 12th Annual Norman R. Seay Lecture is presented by Charles F. & Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC), Department of Neurology and John C. Morris, M.D., Director & Principal Investigator. 

Norman R. Seay:  Civil Rights Leader, Dedicated Volunteer, Advocate & Supporter of Alzheimer Research 

Reception immediately following sponsored by The Links, Incorporated, Saint Louis Chapter 


About the Lecturer

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Washington University with a Bachelor degree in Biology and French, MD degree, and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. She completed her residency and fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. She joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 2004. She was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at Washington University, a clinician at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Washington University, and Director of the Knight ADRC’s African American Outreach Satellite until 2012. Dr. Williams served as Associate Professor and Interim Chief of the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She also served as the Director of Geriatric Outreach and Education at the Texas Tech Garrison Center on Aging. Her research focuses on minority aging and health, Alzheimer’s disease, ethical issues in research, and health disparities across the lifespan. She is a member of the National Institute on Aging Health Disparities Resource Person Network and was appointed to the Gerontological Society of America Biological Sciences Executive Committee and Minority Issues in Gerontology Committee. 

Dr. Williams returned to St. Louis in 2014 where she is medical director for VITAS Healthcare Saint Louis. She is involved in community, clergy, and health professional outreach to increase awareness of the importance of hospice and advance care planning. She continues to provide outreach and education related to optimal care and the address of disparities for persons living with dementia. 

If you were unable to attend this year’s Norman R. Seay Lecture with Dr. Monique Williams, you can view it online right now at Also available at that link are many of the previous lectures!


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