Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center Archives
Alzheimer’s risk factor and cognition
Nov. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that a protein with roles in innate immunity worsens memory at baseline in carriers of APOE-e4, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, further implicating neuroinflammation in cognitive decline.
Today Show: Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center makes national push for clinical study enrollment. You can help.
Jun. 21, 2022—The Today Show’s Maria Shriver spotlighted a landmark, years-long study into the connection between heart health and Alzheimer’s disease, and the urgency to boost study enrollment—particularly among people of color who are disproportionally impacted yet historically underrepresented in research.
Kalousová, Bolton receive Alzheimer’s Association awards
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt's Lucie Kalousová, PhD, and Corey Bolton, PsyD, have received research awards from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Event highlights research on Alzheimer’s disease
Apr. 7, 2022—The third annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day featured numerous presentations and concluded with a keynote address by Suzanne Craft, PhD, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Wake Forest University.
Vanderbilt voices featured in Alzheimer’s webcast
Nov. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers took part in an online panel discussion this week sponsored by the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), hosted by journalist and author Maria Shriver, the organization’s founder, and NBC news anchor Richard Lui.
VUMC awarded $31.7 million to harmonize Alzheimer’s research data
Oct. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $31.7 million federal grant to harmonize research data gathered on human subjects in scores of disparate studies of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Arterial stiffening linked to Alzheimer’s disease
Jul. 15, 2021—A research team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center reports in Neurology that greater stiffening of the aorta, the main artery in the human body, is associated in older adults with increased Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology as reflected in a range of neurochemical indicators measured in cerebrospinal fluid.
VUMC forms center focused on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
Oct. 1, 2020—Leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have announced that the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC), currently housed in the Department of Neurology, will become a freestanding institutional center.
VUMC to lay groundwork for Tennessee’s first federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Sep. 10, 2020—Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, has been awarded a $3.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to support establishment of a prospective NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
New clue to Alzheimer’s disease
Sep. 3, 2020—Combining studies of genetically diverse mouse populations and human data led to the identification of a gene associated with cognitive decline and brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease.
Grant supports research on abnormal brain aging
Aug. 6, 2020—With the aid of an $18.2 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging, the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project (VMAP) will advance interdisciplinary research into abnormal brain aging and cognitive decline in older adults, with continuing emphasis on the role of blood flow changes in the heart and brain.
New study examines Alzheimer’s disease images and molecular biomarkers
May. 7, 2020—Alzheimer’s disease (AD) involves distinctive wasting away of certain brain regions, such that medical imaging of these regions can distinguish the disease from other subtypes of dementia.