Dr. Katie Schenning in the News

07/22/15  Portland, OR

Katie Schenning AAIC (cropped)

Katie Schenning's work and presentation at The 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, DC was picked up by several news organizations, including the Washington post, NBC news, and The Associated Press. Dr. Schenning is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine. She is supported by The Oregon BIRCWH program (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health), and works with Dr. Joe Quinn from The Oregon Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center to investigate the potential effects of surgery under general anesthesia on cognitive function, and the gender difference in susceptibility to these effects. Below are links to articles quoting Dr. Schenning at a press conference during AAIC:

Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men (AP)

Alzheimer's Worsens Twice As Fast in Women, Study Finds (NBC)

Studies add to evidence that women are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s (Washington Post)

Nabil Alkayed
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University