Dr. Benjamin Hampstead Receives $4.4MM NIH Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Intervention Research

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is thrilled to share the success of our Clinical Core leader, Dr. Benjamin Hampstead, in receiving a $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (R01 AG058724) to continue cutting-edge, non-pharmacologic intervention research on Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Hampstead’s research focuses on the utilization of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS):[…]

The Spring 2018 Newsletter is Now Available!

It’s been a busy spring for the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We published new research findings, received a new government grant, extended our state-wide reach through our 2nd annual Research Symposium with Wayne State University in Detroit, built promising connections in the community, and kicked off new research studies for your participation. We invite you[…]

Staff Spotlight: Sherry Teboe, 28 Years with the MADC

In March, Database Administrator, Sherry Teboe, celebrated her 40th anniversary of University of Michigan employment. 28 of those years were employed by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Sherry joined the Center in 1990, working in data entry and data cleaning. Over the years, she took on additional responsibilities, building databases, generating data reports, learning data[…]

The Isadore & Margaret Mezey Award Supports Two Junior Investigators Attending Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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 Mezey family, the Isadore & Margaret Mezey award will pay for travel expenses for two junior investigators associated with their participation in national or[…]

Center Hosts 2nd Annual Research Symposium in Detroit, MI

On May 7th, 2018 the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center hosted its second annual Research Symposium. The event was held in Detroit at the Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom in collaboration with the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology and Michigan State University. This year’s continuation of the Center theme, Beyond Amyloid, attracted over 200[…]

Educating Local High School Students about Alzheimer’s Disease Research

In March, a group of high school students from Plymouth-Canton High School approached the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center in hopes of learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. These students — Akshata Kharkar, Ashu Acharya, Puja Modi, and Pranav Vysyaraju — were participating in a state-wide medical innovation competition hosted by the Health Occupations Students of America[…]

First Class of Junior Investigators Successfully Graduate Mentorship Program

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Research Education Component Core, led by Drs. Roger Albin and Peter Lichtenberg, is dedicated to training and mentoring junior investigators entering the field of dementia research. This mentorship program educates junior investigators broadly on contemporary dementia research, and provides guidance from experienced investigators in developing competitive grant applications. Our first[…]

The MADC Invited to Port Huron by the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Resource Committee

On Thursday, April 12th, Dr. Benjamin Hampstead, PhD, ABPP/CN, was invited to Port Huron by the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Resource Committee to present a Research Update and to share about research opportunities at the local, national, and international level with community members in St. Clair County. Dr. Hampstead is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and[…]