Newly funded project supports research participant feedback

Dr. Annalise Rahman-Filipiak recently received funding from the National Institute of Health for her SHARED Project. The SHARED Project will support Dr. Rahman-Filipiak’s efforts to deliver personalized feedback protocols of Alzheimer’s disease risk disclosure information to diverse patients and their families. Earlier feedback about risk may allow for medical, legal, and social planning that could[…]

Recently published research regarding FTD and ALS made possible by Center Pilot Project funding

As part of our Center’s annual pilot project program, Dr. Sami Barmada and his team identified a potential therapeutic target for neurodegenerative conditions, including ALS and Frontotemporal dementia. ALS and Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are similar in both pathology and genetics, and researchers have long known that most people with ALS and FTD accumulate deposits of[…]

Registration now open for 3rd Annual Beyond Amyloid Research Symposium

We are thrilled to announce the third annual professionals-focused Beyond Amyloid Research Symposium taking place on June 19 in Grand Rapids. The Symposium will be hosted by Michigan State University. We welcome keynote speakers Russell Swerdlow, MD, Director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Linda Van Eldik, PhD, Director of the University[…]

Dr. Seraji discusses the facts behind most popular dementia news headlines with MCCFAD

In March, Dr. Navid Seraji joined the recently funded Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) to present on the science and myths behind the most popular dementia headlines. MCCFAD is focused on educating and cultivating research participation from underrepresented minorities, specifically Arab American and Latinx groups. Our Center was thrilled to partner[…]

Announcing the recipients of the Mezey Travel Awards

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to promoting the advancement of dementia research skills in junior faculty through the provision of training resources. Established with the generous support of the Chawla family, the Isadore & Margaret Mezey award will pay for travel expenses for three junior investigators associated with their participation in national or[…]