ADRC News

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barbara bendlin phd

The UW-Madison Neuroscience & Public Policy Program (N&PP) named Barbara Bendlin, PhD, director of its program. Dr. Bendlin is associate professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and an investigator in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Waisman Center.

Dr. Bendlin collaborates with researchers from various disciplines, including key Wisconsin-based projects, to ask a variety of questions about Alzheimer’s...

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Research from Robert D. Sanders, MD, shows major surgery is associated with a small decline in memory and thinking skills as we age -- less than five months of natural brain aging. Dr. Sanders is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Anesthesiology and an investigator with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. His research was published in The BMJ last week.

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dr ozioma okonkwo

Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, a national expert on Alzheimer's disease risk, presented findings from three recent studies that suggest exercise can reduce Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in people who are at risk for the disease during the the 2019 American Psychological Association annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, August 8-11. In his presentation "Worried About Alzheimer's Disease? Lifestyle (and Good Genes) Holds the Key," Dr. Okonkwo shared research that showed individuals who were physically active had fewer Alzheimer's disease...

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Alzheimer’s disease researchers from UW-Madison presented about 50 poster abstracts and about 10 oral abstracts throughout the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held July 14-18 in Los Angeles, California. Wisconsin research spanned a wide range of topics, from racial differences in vascular risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease to the connection between proper nouns and beta-amyloid to gut microbes and brain outcome measures.

The national media reported on a number of the studies presented at the conference,...

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Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Several members of the Gleason Lab, led by Carey Gleason, PhD, will present abstracts at the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Los Angeles, California, July 14-18. The following is a list of Gleason Lab presenters and links to their abstracts. Click on the presentation title to access a PDF of each abstract.

Carey Gleason, PhD

Improving Dementia Outcomes in Indian Country: The Oneida Nation Alzheimer’s Disease Project

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Biography

Carey Gleason, PhD, is a scientist and clinician...

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Megan Zuelsdorff

Megan Zuelsdorff, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Wisconsin ADRC, accepted a position as a tenure track assistant professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, beginning August 2019. Since 2016, Dr. Zuelsdorff has been closely affiliated with the Wisconsin ADRC as a member of the Okonkwo lab, led by Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo, and most recently as a scientist on Dr. Carey Gleason's African Americans Fighting Alzheimer's in Midlife (AA-FAiM) study.

Dr. Zuelsdorff has built...

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Two research participants who are involved in studies at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), as well as center investigators and clinicians, were featured in a national clinical trials promotional campaign sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NIA released four campaign videos this week in celebration of Clinical Trials Awareness Week (May 13-17, 2019) and in anticipation of Clinical Trials Day (May 20, 2019). The video series, "Why I Participate in Alzheimer's...

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Veterans carry a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease than the general population. Dr. Cynthia Carlsson, a geriatrician at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and an Alzheimer's disease researcher, is PI on the BRAVE study, which aims to determine whether a prescription-strength dose of fish oil can stop or delay Alzheimer's disease-related brain changes in veterans. A recent article in The Capital City Hues describes some of the reasons for veterans' increased risk and...

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The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) will receive $15 million from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging (NIH-NIA) to advance research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The money will help the center establish new areas of expertise, train the next generation of Alzheimer’s disease researchers, and develop tools and techniques to better identify the earliest stages of the disease. The grant will provide $3 million annually for five years.

“In the last decade, our...

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The UW Initiative to End Alzheimer's will be one of the recipients of the Birdies for Health campaign, a unique fundraiser and pledge drive that will take place during the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship golf tournament. Money raised during the campaign will benefit five causes at UW Health.

Birdies for Health is like a walk-a-thon, but money is pledged for every birdie made at the tournament. Anyone can make a pledge per birdie or...