Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Celebration 2024

Public domain image of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TPC Wisconsin (formerly Cherokee Country Club)
5000 N Sherman Ave
Madison WI 53704

The annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch is presented by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the African Americans Fighting Alzheimer's in Midlife (AA-FAIM) study. Free and open to all, the event aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community.

Registration for the 2024 Solomon Carter Fuller event has reached full capacity. We are no longer accepting reservations, but we hope to welcome you to future Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center events. Thank you.

Event highlights include:
🧠Health & wellness fair
🧠Free, delicious brunch
🧠Keynote address by Dr. Lisa Barnes
🧠Precious Memories choir
🧠Vintage photo booth
🧠Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller portrayed by actor Esun Morales
🧠Spectacular Raffle (must be present to win)

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Honoring Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller

We remember and celebrate Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller’s vast contributions to the field of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Fuller is recognized as the first African American psychiatrist. In 1904, he traveled to Munich, Germany, as one of five foreign doctors chosen to work with Dr. Alois Alzheimer at the Royal Psychiatric Hospital.

Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Fuller published the first papers in English on “presenile dementia,” which would later be referred to as Alzheimer’s disease. He performed vital research into the physical effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain. Dr. Fuller faced racism during his career, and acknowledgment and celebration of his work during his lifetime was scarce. Despite this, he was a pioneer in medicine, and today we recognize his career as a cornerstone in building a diverse and inclusive medical profession.

Dr. Lisa Barnes will be the keynote speaker

Dr. Lisa Barnes, the Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine within the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University in Chicago, will present the keynote address. 

Listen to Dr. Barnes's conversation with Dr. Nathaniel Chin on the Dementia Matters episode, “Understanding the Social Determinants of Health and Disparities in Alzheimer’s Research.

About the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is the hub for aging and dementia research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The center supports 42 investigators, more than 100 scientists-in-training and approximately 50 research studies annually. The Wisconsin ADRC provides resources and sponsors events that educate the general public about the latest news and information on Alzheimer’s disease prevention and care.

The center was established in 2009 with funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and is one of 37 federally funded, NIA-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers across the United States. The Wisconsin ADRC is part of a national network of scientists who are working toward the common goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.