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The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center supports researchers in their pursuit of answers that will lead to improved diagnosis and care for patients while, at the same time, focusing on the program’s long-term goal — finding a way to cure and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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Recent News

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On June 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It is the first new treatment approved for Alzheimer’s disease since 2003
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Tobey Betthauser, PhD, was recently elected to the executive committee of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Neuroimaging

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The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health launched the UW Center for Health Disparities Research in April 2021. The new center seeks to examine how a person’s environment and social conditions impact their health down to the molecular level.
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The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will host the inaugural Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer Lecture on June 1, 4–5:15 p.m. on Zoom. Guest lecturer Bradley F. Boeve, MD, Mayo Clinic, will present "Diagnosis and Management of Dementia with Lewy Bodies." 
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a red box with the University of Wisconsin crest and the text Black Leaders for Brain Health A collaboration of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership and Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
African American leaders from local churches, civic organizations, academia and health groups are lending their insight — their lived experience — to UW Alzheimer’s disease research. The committee, Black Leaders for Brain Health, is a collaboration between the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)
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Gina Green-Harris, Dr. Carey Gleason and Dr. Shenikqua Bouges join episodes of "Super Aging," a new podcast hosted by Fatou Ceesay, owner of Cairasu Home Care in Madison, Wisconsin.