UCI MIND faculty member and professor of pathology, Elizabeth Head, PhD, is quoted in last week’s Alzforum article about Alzheimer’s disease immunotherapies and the high rates of cerebrovascular pathology in people with Down syndrome. To read the story, visit Alzforum from August 25th.
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Dr. Frank LaFerla, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and UCI MIND faculty member speaks at local educational event for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Read about the event and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in California here.
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UCI MIND faculty member and professor in the School of Public Health, Karen D. Lincoln, PhD, MSW, MA, FGSA, is featured in Authority Magazine as being one of the top inspirational Black women in medicine. Read the full interview here To learn more about Dr. Lincoln’s research to address health disparities in Black communities, visit her faculty profile or her website: Advocates for African American Elders
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Message from the Director Dear Friends of UCI MIND, Advances in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research and the contributions of UCI MIND investigators remain tremendously exciting. Two new drugs have been approved by the FDA (page 3). These approvals are believed by many to represent the dawn of a new age in AD research and treatment. Both drugs received accelerated approval and we await a decision from the FDA about “full approval” for lecanemab. If received, full approval could cause the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revisit their previous coverage decision about anti-amyloid antibody therapies. These…
Dr. Joshua Grill and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded a 3.5 million dollar grant by the National Institute on Aging to advance the field’s understanding of real-world patient and family member reactions to biomarker-informed Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) diagnoses and to provide critical information for directing post-diagnostic resources to monitor and support those most in need. Read the full news story about this important research here
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UCI MIND faculty member and psychiatrist, David Sultzer, MD, has been awarded a $12 million dollar grant by the NIA to test a novel prevention treatment. He, along with two other Southern California researchers will test an experimental vaccine to prev…
UCI MIND faculty member and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, Mathew Blurton-Jones Jones, PhD, has been awarded Early Career Innovator/Emerging Innovation of the Year by UCI Beall Applied Innovation. Read the full article here.
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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 31, 2023 — Sustained support from philanthropists Joan and Don Beall to the the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders will allow for the continuation of an educational outreach program in Orange County high schools and the creation of a new research award for an early career researcher. “We are grateful for the Beall’s leadership, involvement and increased support of $100,000 a year for our educational and research programs,” said Joshua Grill, director of UCI MIND. “Support like theirs is critical to the institute’s mission and demonstrates the trust and commitment of the local community in…
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UCI School of Medicine highlighted innovative research performed in the lab of Xiangmin Xu, PhD, UCI MIND faculty member and professor and Chancellor’s Fellow of anatomy and neurobiology in the UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Xu and colleagues have found that sporadic Alzheimer’s disease can be modeled in a non-murine rodent called the Chilean degu. “Our findings, taken together, show spontaneous AD-like correlative phenotypes in cognitive performance and neuropathology in aged, outbred degus. This supports that aged degus are a useful and practical model of natural sporadic AD.” Xiangmin Xu Read the article in the February edition of the UCI School…
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