Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture


The Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, along with Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), hosted the sixth annual Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture on April 19.

Neil Alexander

Neil Alexander, MD, MS

Neil Alexander, MD, MS, director of the University of Michigan Mobility Research Center and director of the Ann Arbor VA Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, presented “Translating Reduced Fall Risks for Older Adults: Real-World Applications.”

The lecture was followed by an hors d’ouevres reception on the balcony, where attendees had the opportunity to admire the beautiful Atlanta skyline and mingle.


More about the Bettye Rose Connell Lecture series

The Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture series was founded in 2009 in honor of Dr. Connell’s important contributions to the field of gerontology–including her work on the Principles of Universal Design–and to move forward fields of investigation including architecture, design of the physical environment, and the interaction between physical environment, aging, and behavior. The two-day annual series consists of a lecture on the evening of the first day, followed by a scientific seminar on the second. Both events are free of charge and open to the public.

Please contact lecture chair Dr. Patricia Griffiths at to join our mailing list, make a contribution, or offer suggestions for speakers.

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*Photos by Jeananne Elkins


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