The Cardiac, Vascular & Metabolic Medicine Theme presents the first in a series of faculty-wide lectures by renowned international speakers. Our first speaker is Prof. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest Center for Healthcare Innovation, speaking on the topic of Cognitive Decline and Hypertension.

Join in person or online:
The Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Randwick
G19 Library Rd, Kensington, NSW, 2033

This event is supported by the Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine Theme and organised by the CVMM International Speaker Fellowship recipient, Dr Ruth Peters, Associate Professor UNSW, Program Lead for Dementia, The George Institute for Global Health (
Registration is free and open to all, however places are limited.

About the speaker

Professor Jeff D. Williamson, MD, MHS, is a renowned geriatrician and clinical trialist visiting the University of New South Wales from the USA. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, and the preservation of cognitive and physical function in aging adults. Prof. Williamson is also involved in developing research methods that include older persons in clinical trials.

Currently, Prof. Williamson is a part of the leadership team for four nationwide research studies in the USA. These studies are being funded by the prestigious National Institutes of Health and include SPRINT-MIND, PREVENTABLE, US POINTER, and Dementia-CARE studies. Collectively, his research studies have involved more than 40,000 adults over the age of 65 and 15,000 persons over the age of 75.