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Meet the PI Lecture November 8, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Pressure On the Brain or In the Brain:
Central Function and Hypertension

 J. Richard Jennings, PhD

Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and
Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh





Learning Objectives.  Following this lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact on brain structure and function of hypertension.
  2. Describe the changes in approach and measurement that have characterized the examination of the psychological impact of hypertension.
  3. Discuss the reasons as to why hypertensive disease may impact the brain as early as it impacts the vasculature and consider a research design testing this possibility.

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

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