ADRC News

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Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, spoke to multiple Wisconsin media outlets about the experimental drug lecanemab and how it showed progress in slowing cognitive decline in people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in clinical trials.
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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.
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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.
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Manish Shah, MD, MPH, an expert in geriatric emergency medicine and an investigator in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), will be the new chair of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH).
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The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is accepting applications for its new Alzheimer’s Disease Developmental Projects awards, which offer up to $150,000 to support feasibility studies targeting research in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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A multi-site research team from the University of California, Irvine, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wake Forest University has discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s disease risk with sleep disturbance.
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Dr. Nathaniel Chin, MD, was recently interviewed for a behind-the-scenes look at his personal life and discussed what led him to a career in geriatric medicine focusing on Alzheimer’s disease.
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Last month was Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to Alzheimer’s disease, highlight advances in research and share resources to support people affected by the disease. Throughout the month, Badger Talks held a series of programs about brain health, the challenges of caregiving and the latest discoveries made from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) by researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

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Nathaniel Chin, MD, was quoted in a recent story about an association between visual impairment and cognitive decline.
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Investigators from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center received funding from the National Institute on Aging to develop a culturally appropriate dementia evaluation toolkit with the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.