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Cultivating a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle Presentation & Panel featuring Annie Fenn, MD

afenn kitchen 3Join the Osher Center for Integrative Health on Wednesday, April 12 from noon - 1 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building Room E351 for a presentation from Annie Fenn, MD, on Cultivating a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle and a panel discussion featuring lifestyle medicine and wellness experts:

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Wednesday, April 12 from noon - 1 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building Room E351

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Meet the Presenters

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Annie Fenn, MD, Physician, Chef, and Author of The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer's through Food

Dr. Annie Fenn is the founder of the Brain Health Kitchen, the only cooking school of its kind focused exclusively on brain health and helping people prevent cognitive decline through food and lifestyle. After twenty years as a board-certified ob-gyn, she traded in her stethoscope for an apron to pursue her passion for the culinary arts. But it was her mother's diagnosis with dementia that helped Fenn find her path and her new calling, one that enabled her to not only help her mother but also create significant and meaningful impact for others. Fenn lives in Jackson, Wyoming. She shares recipes and brain health content twice-weekly on the popular newsletter and on Instagram at @brainhealthkitchen.

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Rhonna Shatz, DO, Division Director for Behavioral Neurology; Bob and Sandy Heimann Endowed Chair in Research and Education in Alzheimer's Disease

Rhonna Shatz is a UCNS-certified (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties) behavioral neurologist who came to Cincinnati after 25 years at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, where she was the Clayton Alandt Chair of Behavioral Neurology. She has received numerous Alzheimer’s Association awards for service and innovation, Best Teacher awards from residents and medical students, and was designated a “Best Doctor” and a “Top Doc” in Hour Detroit and Cincy Magazine cumulatively over 22 years. As a 23-year volunteer and member of the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, she served as Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, Chair of the Executive Board, lectured to both professional and patient/caregiver support groups, and currently co-chairs the Alzheimer’s Association Health Systems Initiative in Ohio. Through grants and philanthropic support, Dr. Shatz is dedicated to transforming health care to focus on brain health and flourishing throughout the lifespan, dementia prevention, and enabling primary care to diagnose cognitive change early and treat it effectively.  Along with Dr. Stefan Fiol in ethnomusicology, she teaches a multi-disciplinary service-learning course that partners graduate music students, medical students, Alzheimer’s patients and their care partners in weekly musical experiences.  As a partner in an international collaborative on music and the brain, she and Dr. Fiol research the role of musical awe and promotion of cognitive reserve.

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Pamela Sharpe, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner and Trained Chef for the Osher Center for Integrative Health

Pamela Sharpe, FNP-BC, specializes in integrative and lifestyle medicine. She believes every person can obtain notable benefits with the implementation of Lifestyle Medicine which utilizes a whole food plant-based eating pattern, physical activity, sleep for restoration, management of stress, positive social connections, and avoidance of toxic substances as an evidence-based therapeutic modality. Her journey started with food, trained as a chef. She wanted to create higher-quality nutritional meals for her family and friends, some of whom were affected adversely by chronic health and lifestyle-related conditions. Seeking to gain an even greater understanding, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition with Pre-Med and Chemistry. This helped to provide a greater understanding of advanced nutrition, biochemistry, and human metabolism as related to wellness, diseases, and chronic conditions. Armed with this knowledge, she went on to gain graduate-level training and experience as an ANCC Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.


Location & Directions

Medical Sciences Building Room E351

231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229

Parking: You can plan to park in the Eden Ave. Garage located at 3230 Eden Avenue.

Please use one of the two garage entrances below as others are key card only entrances: 

From Eden Avenue: Once you turn onto Eden from Martin Luther King, proceed past the Medical Arts Building and the Barrett Cancer Center on the right.  The garage is on the left-hand side of the street, just past Barrett.  Enter the garage via the second driveway on the left to get a garage ticket.  Once you are in the garage, proceed straight for parking.

From Goodman:  Follow Goodman from the Vine intersection and turn left onto the access road behind the Coroner’s Office (Forensic Medicine) and Eden Ave. Garage and enter via the first entrance into the garage on the right.

Once you have parked, plan to enter the CARE/Crawley building via the street level entrance on Eden Ave. (Once outside of the garage, on street-level, you’ll cross Eden Avenue and take the large outdoor staircase up to the glass doors.) walk through the CARE/Crawley atrium towards the Health Sciences Library, (past the ‘study pods/huts) toward the bank of elevators, surrounded by red tile. Take the elevator to Level 3 and proceed to Room E351.

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