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Graphic image of a head with a lightbulb in the center and text about the Fall Community Lecture
This free community educational event offered news about cutting-edge research in Alzheimer's disease and provided information to help people improve brain health and live healthier lives.
Photo of Dr. Nathaniel Chin in his office
The 'Dementia Matters' podcast turned five this month, marking nearly 150 episodes connecting scientists from UW–Madison and the national and international science community with thousands of listeners worldwide. The podcast is among the most highly-downloaded podcasts available, with listener numbers ranking it in the top twenty percent of all podcasts.
Dr. Fabu Carter and graphic image from NewBridge of Madison
Fabu Carter, PhD, was recently presented with the 2022 Champion of Hope Award by NewBridge Madison.
screengrab of dr. cynthia carlsson in an interview
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, and Nathaniel Chin, MD, weigh in on the experimental drug lecanemab and share more about the AHEAD study happening at UW–Madison, one of 100 research sites in the world currently offering a clinical study of lecanemab.
Stock photo of a group of older adults walking.
Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, and Beth Planalp, PhD, recently published an editorial in response to a new study indicating that walking between 3,800 and 9,800 steps daily may significantly reduce a person's risk of dementia.
Photo of Maria Mora Pinzon and new grant announcement
Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, a scientist in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and a Wisconsin ADRC REC Scholar, received a K99 grant from the National Institute on Aging for her project that seeks to improve access to care for older adults, particularly those whose primary language is Spanish.