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UCI MIND update re: COVID-19

Dear Friends of UCI MIND,

I wanted to provide a brief update on the state of UCI MIND during the COVID-19 pandemic:


  •  Our faculty, staff, and trainees have responded admirably to this unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation.

  • Whenever possible, research studies are being performed remotely for at least the next three weeks. If you are participating in a study or were anticipating doing so soon, you can expect to hear from the specific study team about how to proceed. If you are uncertain about your study, you can email questions to or call (949) 824-0008. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Our faculty and staff are all working remotely unless absolutely necessary. This is in adherence with recommendations from the CDC and state, local, and University of California guidance. We hope you will also practice social distancing and extra caution in this critical time.

  • All UCI MIND hosted educational events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please visit our Blog or YouTube channel during your time at home to view updates and educational videos on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) research.

  • We understand this can be a stressful, uncertain time for people with ADRD and their families, friends, and caregivers. For tips on how to cope, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s COVID 19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers.

  • Please protect yourself and your family by learning the latest public health and research information on the quickly evolving status of COVID-19.

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy,

Joshua D. Grill, PhD
Director, UCI MIND