Yearly Archives

2019

Why I Support UCI MIND

By Commentary, In the News

Contributed by Keith Swayne, UCI MIND Leadership Council It is humbling to be recognized as Philanthropist of the Year, particularly when I think about the many individuals who are working to make a difference in the world. The OC National Philanthropy Day event brought together Orange County philanthropists and non-profit organizations to celebrate our shared vision of improving our community. This is what drives me. I wish to use my voice to connect people and organizations to achieve more and help others. I have strived to do this over the last five years with my involvement with UCI MIND. Alzheimer’s…

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What is the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s?

By In the News

Tune in this Friday, December 6th @ 9AM for the next episode of our monthly Facebook LIVE series, “What is the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s?” This month, we’re joined by Ira Lott, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Neurology at UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Lott is a child neurologist at UCI and CHOC Children’s Hospital and Director of the UCI MIND Down Syndrome Program, which studies Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome. His research has been supported by the NIH, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the State of California, including the largest clinical research grant for Down…

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UCI MIND Investigators Named AAAS Fellows

By In the News

UCI MIND faculty members, Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD and Marcelo A. Wood, PhD are named among nine UCI researchers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Baram, the Danette Shepard Chair of Neurological Science and Director of the Conte Center at UCI, is recognized for her distinguished contributions to the understanding of childhood and febrile seizures as well as early life adversity on brain development and their enduring consequences. Dr. Wood, Professor and Chair of Neurobiology & Behavior, is recognized for his distinguished teaching and contributions to the field of memory and addiction, particularly the…

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Public Perception of Dementia Risk and Risk Reduction

By Commentary, Community Events

Contributed by Chelsea Cox, MPH, MSW, Associate Director of Education In a recent study, researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed survey responses from over 1,000 adults age 50 to 64 to learn about their perceived risk for developing dementia and any actions they take to reduce their own risk. The study found that more than half of respondents believed they were not likely to develop dementia, with this outlook being more common in non-Hispanic blacks who are, in fact, at a greater risk of developing dementia than non-Hispanic whites. The vast majority of respondents reported having never discussed risk…

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