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[…]

Announcing Launch of “Dementia for Scientists” Online Curriculum

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[…]

Staff Spotlight: Matthew Perkins, Michigan Brain Bank Coordinator

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[…]

Announcing the 2018-2019 MADC Pilot Project Awardees

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[…]

Center Presence at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Faculty and junior investigators of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center are heading to the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference (AAIC) this weekend in Chicago, IL. AAIC is the world’s largest international conference focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Our team has a large presence at the event with 23 faculty and junior investigators being represented[…]

Center Faculty & Junior Investigator Publish New Work on the Value of MRI in Evaluating MCI

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease recently published the work of Data & Statistical Core leader, Hiroko Dodge and Junior Investigator, Jiayu Zhou, among others. Their paper, ”The added value of diffusion MRI in evaluating mild cognitive impairment: a multicohort validation,” investigated MRI’s role in identifying healthy controls from those with mild cognitive impairment. Prior to[…]

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):[…]