ADRC News

Image
Dementia Matters promo for The Problem of Alzheimer's book
Physician and author Dr. Jason Karlawish joins the Dementia Matters podcast for four fascinating, informative installments centered around his new book, The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It. Each episode runs approximately 30 minutes, and you can pause and resume listening at any time.
Image
Leonardo Rivera, PhD
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) selected Leonardo Rivera-Rivera, PhD, as a 2021 junior fellow. Wisconsin ADRC congratulates Dr. Rivera-Rivera on the prestigious accomplishment.
Image
woman looking into a microscope

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is pleased to announce three Developmental Projects awardees, selected for their research targeting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Project funding commences April 1, 2021, and will run two years.

Laura Eisenmenger, MD
"Eliciting the Role of Vascular Wall Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s"

There is a strong association between cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Cerebrovascular disease is a name given to a group of conditions that affect blood flow in...

Image
Close-up of laptop computer. Photo by Ilya Klimenko from Pexels

The Wisconsin ADRC is excited to announce a new full-time summer journalism internship to cover important issues around health, wellness, health equity, and aging for Madison365, Wisconsin’s leading news outlet for communities of color.

University of Wisconsin-Madison students are eligible to apply, including those scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2021. The most successful applicants will have some reporting experience, either for journalism class projects or for publication. Specific experience in health reporting is not...

Image
screen shot of four women

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center hosted its annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day March 17-18, 2021. Day 1 of the virtual event featured talks from local and international Alzheimer’s disease researchers as well as a scientific poster session. Day 2 focused on career and science development.

The research day poster session included more than 40 poster presentations. Posters were judged by a group of faculty researchers. The following is a list of...

Image
Dr. Narjust Duma

On Tuesday, March 9, Dr. Narjust Duma presented "Who Me, Biased? The Reality and the Solutions to Unconscious Bias in Medicine," during which she defined several types of unconscious bias, explained the impact of these negative associations, and discussed how to take action against implicit bias by becoming an active ally. In addition to serving as an assistant professor of medicine and a thoracic medical oncologist at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr...

Image
elderly man eating breakfast
Caregivers play many vital roles in their care of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), including preparing meals and assisting during mealtimes. They know which foods and beverages an individual enjoys, as well as those that are not tolerated
Image
Sterling Johnson at podium giving presentation

Join leading experts in the Alzheimer's disease research field for the Public Alzheimer's Educational Forum, March 7, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST. This virtual event is free and will be held via Zoom.

Learn about available treatments, how to get a reliable diagnosis, and the impact of COVID-19 on older adults and caregivers. UW Alzheimer's disease researcher Sterling Johnson, PhD, will offer a presentation on the top 5 things to do to...

Image
promo for Being Patient LiveTalk with Nicole Rogus-Pulia on Managing Eating & Swallowing Difficulties
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP, was a guest on a recent Being Patient LiveTalk, where she discussed the symptoms of eating and swallowing difficulties in dementia as well as caregiver strategies to help a loved one dine with dignity.
Image
photo of person getting a vaccine shot
For nearly one year, COVID-19 has upended our lives in uncountable ways. The medical and science communities have been researching the virus and making incredible strides in developing recommendations that people can follow to reduce their risk for contracting COVID-19. I believe the most exciting advancement is the introduction of new vaccines to protect people against serious illness from the coronavirus.