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Faculty & Staff Honors

UGA: Renzi-Hammond Selected as TED Presenter

Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond,  an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology in University of Georgia College of Public Health, was one of nine faculty selected from over 200 nominations to present of the TEDxUGA 2020 stage.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global platform dedicated to ideas worth spreading. Although most recognized for its viral videos known as TED Talks, the brand has engaged a worldwide audience through the TEDx initiative. Combining TED videos and live speakers, these self-organized events aim to spark discussion and create connection among communities. With past events attracting over 1,700 attendees and over 2 million video views, TEDxUGA is considered one of the premiere independently organized TED events in the Southeast.

For her talk, Dr. Renzi Hammond will explore what we can learn about individual and public health from measuring pigments in the eye.

Her expertise is in lifespan sensory and neurological health, and she studies the ways in which making positive lifestyle changes can improve visual function, cognitive function and the risk for neurodegenerative disease. Along with her colleagues in gerontology, Dr. Renzi Hammond is currently working to improve diagnosis rates for age-related neurodegenerative diseases in the state and local communities.

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