Vanderbilt Reporter feature of Dr. Timothy Hohman's research on resilience

November 10, 2016

Vanderbilt researchers have established a new measure of resilience to cognitive impairment in people with asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. They essentially flipped the standard approach used by researchers when mining the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) database, said Timothy Hohman, Ph.D., the lead author of the study published online Nov. 4 in Neurology. Instead of assessing factors linked to cognitive decline, they sought to identify participants who maintained cognitive performance.

Vanderbilt Reporter feature of Dr. Timothy Hohman's research exploring African ancestry and it's association with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

May 2, 2016

Higher genomic levels of African ancestry are associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a consortium of investigators reported recently in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.  It was known that African-Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease, said the study’s first author, Timothy Hohman, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology.    

Vanderbilt Reporter feature of Dr. Susan Bell's research on health literacy efforts and reduced readmission rates

March 7, 2016

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently collaborated on a study analysis to determine the effect of a tailored, pharmacist-delivered health literacy intervention on unplanned hospital readmission or emergency department visit following discharge. Reduction in 30-day readmission rates following hospitalization is a goal at Vanderbilt and hospitals across the country. Each is motivated to keep their readmission rates in check or face receiving less money from Medicare.

May 24, 2016 - VMAC Guest Lecturer, Dr. Claudia Kawas

March 4, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center would like to announce our May lecturer in our VMAC Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Claudia Kawas, Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Neurology, at the University of California, Irvine. Over the past 25 years, Dr.

Cancelled: April 26, 2016 - VMAC Guest Lecturer, Dr. Denise Park

March 3, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center would like to announce our February lecturer in our VMAC Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Denise Park, Director of Research of the Center for Vital Longevity, Regents' Research Scholar and professor of behavioral and brain sciences, and Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

March 22, 2016 - VMAC Guest Lecturer, Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski

March 2, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center would like to announce our March lecturer in our VMAC Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Neuroscience Institute of the UT Health Science Center. Dr. Kaczorowski if researching how to identify early causative events that underlie cognitive deficits associated with 'normal' aging and Alzheimer's disease, with the ultimate goal to transform basic discoveries into treatments that prevent and cure dementias in aging.

2016 INS Conference in Boston, MA

February 16, 2016
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Members of our Memory & Aging Project (MAP) team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to join national and international experts studying neuroscience and brain health at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference. We are proud to announce that our team delivered 8 research presentations at this 4-day conference.

January 26, 2016 - VMAC Guest Lecturer, Dr. Donna Wilcock

January 5, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center would like to announce our January lecturer in our VMAC Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Donna Wilcock, Sweeny-Nelms Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research at the University of Kentucky. The Wilcock lab is interested in vascular cognitive impairment and dementia; the second most common cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's disease.