Vanderbilt Memory & Aging Project Grant Renewal

We are excited to announce that funding for the Vanderbilt Memory & Aging Project (VMAP) has been renewed with an $18.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging. The size and scope of this grant is a testament to the quality of the data provided by the original research cohort and the dedication of VMAP's investigators and collaborators.  VMAP has supported numerous training grants for early career scientists. Among the project’s higher profile findings to date:

Impact of Childhood Lifestyle Factors on Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

Tim Hohman (Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center), PhD, and Catherine Kaczorowski (The Jackson Labratory), PhD, recently co-wrote an editorial for JAMA Neurology entitled "Modifiable Lifestyle Factors in Alzheimer Disease: An Opportunity to Transform the Therapeutic Landscape Through Transdisciplinary Collaboration." The piece discusses existing evidence for early-life lifestyle factors that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease prevention and encourages collaborative research models in the field. You

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.  


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