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UCI is key member of multi-institutional, $126 million NIH brain mapping project

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Campus to receive $10 million over five years for role in Cell Atlas Network The University of California, Irvine will participate in a five-year, multi-institutional, $126 million grant from the National Institutes of Health supporting the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network. The project aims to describe the cells that make up the human brain in unprecedented molecular detail, classifying them into more precise subtypes and pinpointing their location. As a full member of BICAN, UCI will receive $10 million to collect, process and characterize a broad range of adult brain specimens. An interdisciplinary UCI team, led by Xiangmin Xu, Ph.D.,…

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Dr. Christian Salazar Speaks on the News for World Alzheimer’s Day

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UCI MIND In The News on World Alzheimer’s Day: Yahoo News and CBSLA report that Epidemiologist Dr. Christian Salazar of UC Irvine spoke to Chris Holmstrom and Marci Gonzalez about how Alzheimer’s disproportionately affects the Latino community. Watch the news broadcast here > Related posts: Hypertension Medications Which Help Ward off Memory Loss Continuing all this week, National Public Radio’s “Academic Minute” series features a UCI expert. This Friday, tune in to hear Jean K. Ho, postdoctoral scholar at the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, who studies how hypertension medications help ward off memory loss. Learn More…

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First-Ever In-Person IMPACT-AD Course Held

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The Institute on Methods and Protocols for Advancement of Clinical Trials in ADRD (IMPACT-AD), is a comprehensive training program in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The course is directed by UCI MIND faculty member Joshua Grill and USC faculty member Dr. Rema Raman. Though in its third year, 2022 was the first time this innovative course could could be held in person and it was a resounding success. Throughout this past week, trainees from around the country, along with many of the nation’s best AD clinical trial investigators, stayed in La Jolla’s Estancia Hotel for an immersive, interactive, and comprehensive program. More than 100 investigators with…

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Recognizing World Alzheimer’s Day

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World Alzheimer’s Day is today, Wednesday, September 21st. This day serves as a time to spread awareness, educate, and reflect on the need to develop better treatments and preventions for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. On this day, UCI MIND recognizes the millions of people around the globe who are living with or providing care for a person living with dementia. In particular, we thank all of the people who have donated their time, energy, and more, to the cause of research to discover solutions for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Related posts: What do I do if I suspect that…

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Spotlight on Care: Alzheimer’s Caregiving ranked #9 in 25 Best Alzheimer Podcasts!

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Feedspot, an RSS service recently released its top 25 Alzheimer’s Podcasts on the web and UCI MIND’s Spotlight On Care: Alzheimer’s Caregiving was ranked 9th among the podcasts they reviewed. Feedspot reviewed all sites based on traffic, social media, followers, domain authority and freshness. This ranking is particularly noteworthy since the many of the other podcasts have been producing content for several years, some for over a decade. Spotlight on Care was launched in 2021 and now has thousands of downloads and over 25 episodes with excellent advice and tips for dementia and Alzheimer’s caregivers. Please listen for free at spotlightoncare.com and let your…

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25 Best Alzheimer Podcasts

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UCI MIND’s podcast, Spotlight on Care: Alzheimer’s Caregiving, was featured in a list of the top Alzheimer’s podcasts by Feedspot. The best Alzheimer podcast list is curated from thousands of podcasts on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness. Watch our latest episodes at spotlightoncare.com. 9. Spotlight on Care: Alzheimer’s Caregiving  Irvine, California, US Welcome to Spotlight on Care, the podcast where we share stories, experiences, tips, and advice on caring for loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Spotlight on Care is produced by the University of California, Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments…

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33rd Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

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Related posts: MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Fall 2021 Message from the Director Dear Friends of UCI MIND, Fall is here and the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Though we are seeing signs of improvement, life is not yet back to normal. This fall, the pandemic once again forced us to move several of our major annual activities… Michelle Nuño, PhD reflects on CTAD 2021 Cognitive assessments are a crucial part of Alzheimer’s disease studies as these help track cognitive decline; however, these assessments may be subject to a practice effect, an improvement in scores due to familiarity…

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2022 A December to Remember Gala

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UCI MIND A December to Remember Gala Honoring Dean Frank LaFerla, PhD Saturday, December 3, 2022 Balboa Bay Resort Learn more at gala.mind.uci.edu Related posts: 33rd Annual SoCal AD Research Conference September 9, 2022 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM PT Hybrid Event Join UCI MIND, Alzheimer’s Orange County, and Alzheimer’s Association for the 33rd Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference. This hybrid conference will cover a wide range of topics across the lifespan, such as Down syndrome, frontotemporal dementia, early-onset… Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Join UCI MIND Director of Education Megan Witbracht, PhD at Cypress Senior Center on 9/21/2022…

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Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

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Join UCI MIND Director of Education Megan Witbracht, PhD at Cypress Senior Center on 9/21/2022 @ 9:30am – Dr. Witbracht will be speaking on “Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness.” Learn more about the Cypress Senior Center here > Related posts: 33rd Annual SoCal AD Research Conference September 9, 2022 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM PT Hybrid Event Join UCI MIND, Alzheimer’s Orange County, and Alzheimer’s Association for the 33rd Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference. This hybrid conference will cover a wide range of topics across the lifespan, such as Down syndrome, frontotemporal dementia, early-onset… Michelle Nuño, PhD…

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The 33rd Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference is tomorrow!

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Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow in-person and virtually at the 33rd Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference: Dementia across the lifespan… presented by UCI MIND, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter, & Alzheimer’s Orange County. Haven’t registered yet? Act now! Virtual Registration will close today, 9/8 at 5PM PT. General and Student Registration will close on Friday, 9/9 at 11AM PT. Those seeking CEUs must check in at Professional Registration prior to 9AM PT Friday, 9/9. In-person attendees: If you need day-of assistance, visit the Registration, Professional, or Exhibitor booths, or contact conference@mind.uci.edu Virtual attendees: You should receive your unique…

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