The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Travel Award competition. Please share with colleagues who may be interested. Submission Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018 Award Cycle: 2018 Discipline/Subject Area: Promoting the advancement of dementia research Funding Available: 1,500.00 Description: The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease[…]
Camille Mrozowski’s career in the U-M Medical School Office of Research spanned 27 years. She performed various roles during her years of service, and to each of them Camille brought her personal warmth, integrity, sincerity, and an unwavering commitment to supporting the research mission of the school. She took pride in her work, and always[…]
Irving Vega, PhD and Scott Counts, PhD of Michigan State University recently published, “Ezrin expression is increased during disease progression in a tauopathy mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease” with Bentham Science Publishers. Drs. Vega and Counts discovered that increased Ezrin protein abundance is associated with early stages of neurodegeneration in models experiencing a pathological aggregation of[…]
Meet Colleen Greene, Wellness Coordinator & Exercise Instructor for the U-M MHealthy program. Colleen is one of our Center’s generous donors for the past nine years. Following the death of her mother from Alzheimer’s disease, Colleen wanted to do something to contribute to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Uneasy about the prospect of raising[…]
At the end of July, 23 faculty and junior investigators from our Center traveled to Chicago to attend the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC18) – the world’s largest conference focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Many new research findings are announced at this venue. Following the conference, Dr. Bruno Giordani, Associate Director of the[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center is pleased to announce the release of its “Dementia for Scientists” curriculum. The curriculum is now available to view on YouTube here. The goal of this curriculum is to provide a broad and current introduction to important aspects of dementias and dementia-related research. The target audience is junior investigators. Why[…]
Matthew Perkins is the coordinator of the University of Michigan Brain Bank. The Michigan Brain Bank collects, stores, and distributes brain tissue to the scientific community to support research into a variety of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ALS, and bipolar disorder. This program, and other brain banks[…]
The MADC is proud to support innovative, high-impact research into new ideas about the causes and treatment of dementias through our Pilot Project Program. This program offers “kick-starter” research funding to younger investigators at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Health System so that they can[…]
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NIH Institute on Aging
Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
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School of Nursing Health Analytic Collaboratory
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U-M School of Public Health
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10% of people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's Dementia.
32% of people age 85 and older have Alzheimer’s dementia.
Approximately 40% of family caregivers of people with dementia suffer from depression.
By 2025, total Medicaid costs for people in Michigan age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will increase by almost 30%.