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Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a renowned Alzheimer's disease researcher.
Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson will present the keynote address at the 11th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Celebration.
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Nathaniel Chin, MD, was a guest on “Perpetual Notion Machine,” a weekly science program on WORT 89.9 FM.
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screen shot from video of Barriers to Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease Among Latinx Individuals: More than a Language Issue

Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, presented “Barriers to Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Among Latinx Individuals” at the August 18 Wednesday Nite @ The Lab livestream. Dr. Mora Pinzon is a primary care research fellow at the UW–Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, a scientist with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI), and a REC scholar in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. In her presentation, she shared factors that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s...

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The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) awarded Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, the 2021 Terrie Fox Wetle Rising Star Award in Health Services and Aging Research. Gilmore-Bykovskyi, an assistant professor in the UW School of Nursing, is an investigator and Care Research Core informatics lead in the Wisconsin ADRC. She is also a current Wisconsin ADRC REC Scholar.

The award is given to early- and mid-career researchers who make important contributions to health services science. AFAR is...

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The age-related processes that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease development remain largely unknown, but a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers believes that the composition of an individual’s gut microbiome may contribute to brain changes that lead to neurodegenerative diseases. Barbara Bendlin, PhD, Federico Rey, PhD, and Tyler Ulland, PhD, recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support their project, “Gut barrier function in Alzheimer’s disease.” The 5-year grant is expected...

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Almost 250 people attended a drive-thru resource fair in Madison's Penn Park on July 31. The event, hosted by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, featured over 15 organizations with info on healthy aging, a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic partnership with Montee Ball, and free catered meals from Chef Yusuf Bin-Rella and TradeRoots Culinary Collective. The event was sponsored by UW Health with an aim to improve vaccination rates in Dane County for African Americans. Vaccines...

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Nathaniel Chin, MD, was named co-leader of the Wisconsin ADRC Clinical Core. In this role, Chin will help manage the Clinical Core longitudinal study, a group of more than 1,000 research participants who visit the center regularly for health and memory testing and participation in biomarker studies. The data collected from Clinical Core research participants informs dozens of Alzheimer’s disease research studies each year.

Chin joins Clinical Core Leader Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, and...

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A significant hurdle in developing therapeutics and care models for Alzheimer’s disease that work for people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds is the recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in clinical trials. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2021, in Denver and virtually, researchers shared new evidence-based insights into why people from communities of color do and do not choose to participate in clinical trials.

Dorothy Farrar Edwards, PhD, faculty director of...

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Transgender and gender nonbinary adults in the United States are more likely to report worsening memory and thinking, functional limitations, and depression compared to cisgender (non-transgender) adults, according to two studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2021 in Denver and virtually. One of the studies was authored by Nickolas H. Lambrou, PhD, assistant scientist in the Gleason Lab, who found depression and cognitive disability was higher among transgender and gender nonbinary adults.

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The world’s largest and most prestigious Alzheimer’s disease conference is underway this week, and UW Alzheimer’s disease researchers are attending in high numbers, leading several important discussions.

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) attracts scientists and clinical researchers from across the world to come together to share new ideas to advance the goals of prevention, treatment, and care improvement of Alzheimer’s disease.

This year’s event is in Denver, Colorado — with a virtual option —...