Safety and Biological Effects in MRI: Devashish Shrivastava (Editor), J. Thomas Vaughan (Editor) | February 2021


February 16, 2021

Dietary Flavanols and Cognitive Aging

Columbia MR researchers Adam Brickman and Scott Small led a team looking into how supplementing with cocoa flavenols might affect performance on cognitive tests for healthy older adults. The clinical trial has shown that in older people, a diet supplemented with cocoa flavanols– naturally occurring compounds found in cocoa beans – may improve performance on a specific memory task.



Some students, faculty, staff, and industry associates of the Columbia MR Research Center, January 2020

Back row, left to right: Assistant Professor Jia Guo (ZMBBI, NYSPI), Dr. Patrick Quarterman (GE Healthcare), Dr. Jaemin Shin (GE Healthcare), Enlin Qian (SEAS), Keerthi Sravan Ravi (SEAS), Associate Professor Christoph Juchem (SEAS, ZMBBI), Nabil Ettenhadi (SEAS), Dr. Martin Gajdosik (SEAS), Yun Shang (SEAS), Xuzhe Zhang (SEAS), Chen Raphael Liu (SEAS, CUIMC), Sabrina Gjerswold-Selleck (SEAS)

Middle row, left to right: Assistant Professor Wei Shen (CUIMC), Dr. Sairam Geethanth (ZMBBI), Pavan Poojar (SEAS), Dr. Maggie Fung (GE Healthcare), Stephen Dashnaw (CUIMC), Gehua Tong (SEAS), Dr. Sebastian Theilenberg (SEAS), Kelley Swanberg (SEAS), Bassam Tabibi (SEAS), Zijian Dong (SEAS), Manny Costa (Siemens Healthineers)

Seated, left to right: Professor Andrew Laine (SEAS, CUIMC), Professor Tommy Vaughan (Director of CMRRC; SEAS, CUIMC, ZMBBI, NKI), Dr. David Gultekin (ZMBBI), Kathleen Durkin (SEAS, CUIMC, ZMBBI), Elsherif Mahmoud (SEAS), Marina Manso Jimeno (SEAS), Marleny Martinez (CUIMC), Nanyan Rosalie Zhu (SEAS)

Not present: Professor Lawrence Schwartz (CUIMC), Professor Rachel Marsh (NYSPI), Professor Shih-fu Chang (SEAS), Professor Scott Small (CUIMC),  Professor Niko Kriegeskorte (ZMBBI), Dr. Michael Milham (NKI), Dr. Charles E. Schroeder (NKI), Professor Sachin Jambawalikar (CUIMC), Dr. Ray Lee (ZMBBI).

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