SAVE THE DATE: Alzheimer's Disease Research Day - April 10, 2020

March 6, 2020

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Campus-Wide Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day! This academic event will showcase Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research from multiple clinical and basic science departments across campus. Dr. Prashanthi Vemuri, Associate Professor of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic, will deliver the keynote lecture. To register for the event, please visit: no later than Friday, April 3rd

March 19, 2020 - VMAC Lecture Series Guest Lecturer Dr. Elizabeth Mormino

March 5, 2020

Dr. Mormino is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Stanford University. Dr. Mormino's presentation will be on "Early Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Aging." Dr. Mormino's presentation will take place on Thursday, March 19th in School of Nursing, Annex 161 Lecture Hall from 9:00am-10:00am. If you would like to be added to the VMAC Guest Lecture Series Contact List to receive e-mails about upcoming lectures, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Discover from VUMC feature on Dr. Angela Jefferson's research linking perivascular spaces with impaired cognition

April 29, 2019

Cerebrovascular changes, including small vessel disease (SVD), contribute to more than 80 percent of all autopsy-confirmed cases of dementia and are the most common pathology to co-occur with Alzheimer’s disease. Enlarged perivascular spaces (PVS), a form of SVD, have long been considered a benign neuroimaging feature in older adults. Now, a landmark study published in Neurology has found that PVS may have important associations with cognitive performance, particularly information processing speed and executive function.

June 18, 2019 - VMAC Guest Lecturer, Dr. Robert Beelman

March 29, 2019
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The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center would like to announce our June lecturer in our VMAC Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Robert Beelman. Dr. Beelman is a Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Director at the Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Beelman's presentation will be on "Can Micronutrients in Mushrooms Mitigate Chronic Neurodegenerative Diseases?"

May 21, 2019 - AD Research Day Keynote Speaker, Dr. Roxana Carare

March 28, 2019
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The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center is pleased to announce Dr. Roxana Carare's talk on “Failure in the clearance of proteins from the brain: New therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases” on May 21, 2019. The talk will be held at MRB-III 1220 from 4pm-5pm.