Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has named Hugh C. Hendrie, M.B., Ch.B., D.Sc. of Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute, to the National Advisory Council on Aging. Hendrie’s appointment extends through December 2013.
Dr. Hendrie, an internationally respected geriatric psychiatrist and health services researcher who has spent 40 years studying the psychiatric issues of aging, is a Regenstrief Institute investigator.
He is also a IU Center for Aging Research scientist focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and depression in older adults. Hendrie spent more than 20 years conducting a large ongoing cross-cultural study of various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease in African-Americans in Indianapolis and Africans in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Hendrie served for a quarter of a century as chairman of the IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and is now professor emeritus.
The National Advisory Council on Aging advises the HHS secretary and others leading a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.