Facebook Live Series – ASK THE DOC: Alzheimer’s Research Today!
This monthly series features short talks and Q&A with experts from the University of California, Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), 1 of 32 congressionally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the nation. Join UCI MIND on Facebook (@UCIrvineMIND) the first* Friday of every month from 9:00-9:30 AM PST to learn about advances in research to improve Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Episode 5: “Is there a blood test for Alzheimer’s?”
This month, we’re joined by Mark Mapstone, PhD. Dr. Mapstone earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and is a Professor of Neurology in the UCI School of Medicine. He is a clinical neuropsychologist and a translational neuroscientist, meaning he aims to translate findings from the laboratory into practice with patients. His current work focuses on developing blood biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Mapstone has dedicated over 20 years to the study of brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease and has received numerous academic distinctions.
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June 13 ASK THE DOC: www.mind.uci.edu/bowers
*Join us next month on the 2nd Friday of the month, July 12, for a LIVE video with Dr. Steven Tam on medications for Alzheimer’s disease