News in Team Spotlights

November 29, 2020

Celebrating the Stories of ADRC Research Participants

Community members share about their lives, passions, and unique reasons for participating in ADRC research studies.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, News


High Standards: A Profile of Ellen Wijsman

Ellen Wijsman will admit that she doesn’t have all the answers, but she might just have all the right questions. As Professor of Biostatistics in the UW School of Public Health and UW Division of Medical Genetics/Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, she uses mathematical models to find meaningful patterns and insights into Alzheimer's disease risk hidden within massive amounts of medical data. Her career has also focused on mentoring and training the next generation of statistical geneticists.

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June 03, 2020

Aging with Pride: IDEA - An Interview with UW Professor Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen

This interview explores the creation of the first ever dementia intervention tailored to address the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults living with memory loss and their caregivers.

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May 21, 2020

Sweeping Aside the Clouds: The Wisdom behind Indigenizing Evidence-Based Health Programs for Elders

Becky Bendixen is a Tribal Program Specialist at the Northwest Regional Council and the co-creator of the health intervention program Wisdom Warriors. She generously shares the story driving her passion to improve the health and wellbeing of Elders and of Native communities more broadly. It is one of heartbreak, healing, and the power of connecting to Unangam traditional culture and dance.

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Categories: Science Updates, Team Spotlights, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, News, Art


November 25, 2019

Food for Thought: Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge about Healthy Eating

An ADRC Interview with Valerie Segrest, a member of the Muckleshoot Nation and leading voice in tribal food sovereignty, about her approach to traditional foods and how to harness the power of food to improve health, longevity, and spirit.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, News


August 22, 2019

Wisdom of Our Elders: The Storytelling of Jamestown S’Klallam Elder and Storyteller Elaine Grinnell

Elaine Grinnell, Jamestown S’Klallam elder, shared her stories and knowledge on Indigenous Aging at University of Washington’s Intellectual House.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, News


February 06, 2018

“One of the World’s First Experts in Neurogenetics”: A Profile of ADRC’s Dr. Tom Bird

A profile in Lancet Neurology marks Dr. Bird's role in the 1980s and 90s in unraveling the genetic secrets behind inherited Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia, and opening the UW Medicine Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, where he continues his work to this day.

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December 08, 2017

Keeping Him in the Game of Life with Speech Language Therapy

Monte Strohl, a MBWC patient who participates in speech language therapy at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, wants to help medical students understand the value of this approach for people living with primary progressive aphasia.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, News


July 03, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. George Martin

The UW Department of Pathology celebrated Dr. Martin, the founder of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. At age 90, he still studies the mechanisms of brain aging and champions young scientists.

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February 10, 2017

‘With Us Every Step of the Way:’ A Tribute

Andrew McCormick, a social worker at Harborview Medical Center for the last 23 years, acts as a guide for families after a dementia diagnosis. Upon his retirement, we reflect on the real difference he's made in people's lives and his contributions to his clinic team.

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Categories: Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, Dementia-Friendly Community