9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course

vasnetsov_sleep2Dr. Alon Avidan, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at UCLA, would like to invite clinicians and health care providers to attend the 9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course, “State-of-the-Art in Sleep Medicine.”  The course will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. more >

Dr. Carl Cotman Featured on ABC7 at the 26th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

UnknownStudy at UC Irvine to see if exercise can slow down Alzheimer’s disease

ABC7 – October 3, 2015

“We find that exercise promotes healthy brain aging and improves a person’s cognitive function, and basically really makes the people feel better,” said Dr. more >

New UCI Dean Takes Aim at Alzheimer’s


Orange County Register – September 9, 2015

Dr. Howard Federoff made international news last year after he led a team of researchers in designing a blood test that predicted the development of Alzheimer’s disease with 90 percent accuracy.

Federoff, 62, who was at Georgetown University at the time, plans to conduct the next phase of study from UC Irvine, where he recently started as vice chancellor of health affairs and dean of the medical school. full article >

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2015 Family Education Series

2015 Family Education Series

Topic: Advances in Dementia Treatment: Current and Future Medications  

Time: Tuesday, June 9, 4:30 – 6:30 pm 

Location: University Club on the University of California, Irvine Campus, 801 University Club, Irvine, CA 92697-5625

Limited Seating Available • Reservations Are Required 

Register online at: http://familyedseries.eventbrite.com

You may also RSVP at (949) 824-2382, press option 4, and leave a message. more >

Join us for the Time of Your Life 2015!



Time of Your Life: The World of Tomorrow – Where Memories Last Forever

Time: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 5:30-11:00 pm

Location: Newport Beach Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA

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UCI MIND Hosts 20th Distinguished Lecture Series

UCI MIND in partnership with the Center for Neurobiology of Learning & Memory is proud to host the

20th UC Irvine Distinguished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning and Memory

Epigenetics: The Making and Unmaking of Powerful Memories

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:30PM

Presented by University of California, Irvine professor, Marcelo Wood Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Francisco J. more >

Leslie Thompson studies point to new targets for Huntington’s disease treatments

Leslie Thompson

UCI MIND’s Leslie Thompson has worked on Huntington’s disease for over two decades, and her group’s research has revealed extensive insights into the biological underpinnings of the disease. During the week of July 15, her laboratory adds to its impressive log of discoveries. more >

Glen Campbell’s Daughter Urges Congress to Increase Funding for Alzheimer’s


Ashley Campbell, daughter of singer Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer’s disease became tearful as she testified before Congress, urging increased support for research.

“I think a person’s life is comprised of memories, and that’s exactly what Alzheimer’s disease takes away from you,” noted Ashley.  “Now when I play banjo with my dad, it’s getting harder for him to follow along and it’s getting harder for him to recall my name.  It’s hard to come to the realization that someday my dad might look at me and I will be absolutely nothing to him.”



To read the testimony of others who addressed the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging April 24 on the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, click here. more >

Registration Open for Countdown to 2025: Progress on Ending Alzheimer’s Disease

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Register Now . . . for the 24th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, Countdown to 2025: Progress on Ending Alzheimer’s Disease, to be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.

America’s first National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease sets forth the goal of effectively preventing and treating this progressive neurodegenerative disorder by 2025. more >

19th Distinuished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning, and Memory Available Online


Enjoy a thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Adam Grazzaley, Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF, who spoke recently at the 19th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning and Memory.  Click here to access the presentation. more >