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UW Experts Featured in Wyoming PBS Documentary and Call-In Show


November 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming and statewide experts will share positive messages about the aging brain in the 30-minute documentary, "Gray Matters: Exploring the Mature Mind," produced by the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) in the UW College of Health Sciences.

Wyoming Public Television will air the documentary Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.  followed by a live call-in program at 7:30 p.m., "Wyoming Perspectives: The Surprising Life of the Grown-up Brain."

UW personnel featured in the documentary are Deb Fleming, clinical professor and WyGEC director; Christine McKibbin, assistant professor in the UW Department of Psychology; Dr. Kristina Stefka, a faculty physician at the UW Family Practice Center in Cheyenne; and social work graduate student Pat Engler-Parish.

Fleming will be on the live call-in program along with Casper neurologist Dr. David Wheeler, Wyoming Health Fairs exercise physiologist and author Alice Burron, and AARP Wyoming Director Tim Summers.

Questions can be called in to the panel at 1-800-495-9788 or emailed prior to broadcast at wy@aarp.org (please include your name and hometown).

A special website at www.wyomingpbs.org/graymatters  will allow people outside the viewing area to watch the shows and download additional information from the experts on brain health.

Wyoming PBS can be found on various channels across Wyoming; for more information, check local listings, or go to www.wyomingpbs.org  for a complete schedule of channel numbers.

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