Dr. Susan Mitchell
Dr. Susan Mitchell

The Reynolds Visiting Professor Program (RsVP) presents an expert on end-of-life issues for two lectures Nov. 14 and 15.

Dr. Susan Mitchell, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, focuses on decision-making, health outcomes, and resource utilization for older people near the end-of-life, particularly those with dementia. She is the principal investigator on several large research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the end-stages of dementia.

Mitchell will present the Reynolds Visiting Professor Dinner Lecture at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in MSB B.645. Reservations are required and may be obtained by contacting Sarah Schwaller.

She also will present a noon conference Nov. 15, “The Clinical Course of Advanced Dementia: Complications, Interventions and Decision-Making,” in MSB B.500. Lunch will be provided.

The RsVP program brings nationally known geriatric experts to Houston to share their knowledge of geriatric and palliative medicine with UTHealth community. It is funded in part by a grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation and the Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series.