Fitness benefits for the brain are focus of Building Hope lecture Feb. 21

Published on February 14, 2019

The positive impacts of exercise on the brain and ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life are the focus of the “Building Hope” public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Raj Gopalraj, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of palliative care in the University of Louisville Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present “Fitness for the Brain” at 7 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road. The “Building Hope” lecture series is sponsored by the UofL Depression Center.

Gopalraj is board certified in geriatric and palliative medicine and provides clinical care to patients in hospital, outpatient and nursing home settings. He serves as a preceptor for geriatrics and palliative care medical students, residents, fellows and interdisciplinary learners. He also leads the Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment (GET) Program at UofL Physicians-Geriatrics, which examines social, cognitive and medical conditions of older adults to understand their medically complex issues.

The UofL Depression Center is Kentuckiana’s leading resource for depression and bipolar disorder treatment, research and education. It is a charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, a consortium of leading depression centers that develops and fosters connections among members to advance scientific discovery and provide stigma-free, evidence-based care to patients with depressive and bipolar illnesses.

For more information, call the Depression Center at 502-588-4886.