Mission

Researching ways to make memories last a lifetime

The mission of UCI MIND is to enhance the quality of life for older adults by researching genetic, clinical, and lifestyle factors that promote successful brain aging. Toward this end, UCI MIND engages in a variety of activities, some of which are listed below:

  • Conduct longitudinal research that follows individuals with and without cognitive impairment to evaluate their clinical, neuropsychological, and biological changes over time
  • Perform clinical trials of promising investigational medicines, lifestyle interventions, and other treatment modalities
  • Share biological resources such as human brain tissue, serum, DNA, and cerebrospinal fluid from well-characterized clinical subjects with researchers worldwide
  • Deliver community outreach with the goal of public education and increased participation in research
  • Train and educate the next generation of clinicians and scientists in the fields of brain aging and neurodegeneration
  • Stimulate research through individual and collaborative grants and philanthropy
  • Sponsor seminars and meetings to promote scholarship and information exchange
  • Partner with community-based organizations serving individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to provide scientific and clinical expertise