Announcements

Allen Brain Distinguished Seminar Series:

April 10, 2019 — Register for the April 29th Allen Brain Inst. Distinguished Seminar Series Ivan Soltesz, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine. His lab focuses on nature of inhibition in the CNS, the synaptic and cellular organization of GABAergic microcircuits in the hippocampus under normal conditions and in temporal lobe epilepsy, using experimental and theoretical techniques.

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Upcoming May 9, 2019: MODEL-AD Annual Symposium - Modeling Across the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 08, 2019 — Details on flyer linked above

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Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2019

April 03, 2019 — The new edition of Dimensions is full of exciting topics: Featured publications - Voice diagnostics - Busting myths about Alzheimer's treatments & diets - Diversity in research participation - Creating legacy while living with dementia - Poetry - Arts & Creativity Showcase - Dementia Awareness in WA State - and much more. Take a dive in! Click the link to read online and download. Hardcopies coming soon.

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Failure of Biogen Study in the News

April 01, 2019 — Kris Kauno, the clinical trials supervisor at the University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center/ UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, is quoted in a STAT article on the ending of the Biogen study: “Talking to families that day was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.”

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Okonkwo Laboratory, Wisconsin ADRC

March 26, 2019 — The Okonkwo Laboratory in the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is seeking a new/recent PhD graduate who is looking to expand their knowledge in the area of neuroscience and lifestyle factors affecting brain health.

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March 12th - An Evening at ISCRM The Collective: Solving the Alzheimer’s Puzzle with Stem Cells

February 28, 2019 — Drs. Jessica Young and Caitlin Latimer of the UW Dept. of Pathology and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will discuss brain pathology and share how researchers at the UW are using stem cells to study the causes of neurodegenerative diseases. This event is offered by the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). View flyer:

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Upcoming: 3/29 Book Reading of Dr. Thomas Bird’s “Can You Help Me?” Stories of Huntington’s Disease

February 26, 2019 — Dr. Thomas Bird, MD, Emeritus, UW Neurology, will share the surprising, insightful, challenging, and even encouraging stories of patients and their families who live with Huntington's Disease. Dr. Bird has helped HD patients for more than 40 years.

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Deadline approaching 3/4/19: The Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) is seeking to fund pilot projects on Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults

February 12, 2019 — The RCCN will fund two or more pilot or developmental projects that involve NIA-sponsored research centers to foster research in area Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults including change in the behaviors of older adults, care givers, health care providers, health care delivery systems or neighborhoods. The RCCN has set aside $80,000 to fund at least 2 projects. Applications are due March 4, 2019 with awards announced by April 30, 2019.

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Opportunity (Junior Faculty) - Annual research retreat on “Aging and Disease: The Biogerontology Interface” in Ann Arbor at U Michigan May 30- 31, 2019.

February 05, 2019 — Do you have a grant proposal on which you wish to receive advice? The goal of the research retreat is to assist talented junior faculty members to learn more about current problems and progress in the area of aging and disease, and to provide these scientists with candid feedback about their own research ideas.

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2019-2020 Pilot Project Awards

January 30, 2019 — Three junior researchers have received funding for pilot projects that use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more:

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