Supporting research, education and health equity
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are working to improve the lives of people affected by this devastating diagnosis. Our cutting-edge science is finding new strategies to slow, delay, and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms, while specialized education and outreach programs support families and dementia caregivers, improve early diagnosis, and work to reduce health disparities in underserved communities.
Together, we can improve lives and build a future without Alzheimer’s disease — in Wisconsin and beyond.
Carey Gleason, PhD, MS, and her research team’s African Americans Fighting Alzheimer's in Midlife (AA-FAIM) study is entering its second, five-year cycle and they are focused on making Alzheimer’s research more inclusive.February 2, 2023
Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, FACPM, was recently appointed to assistant professor on the tenure track in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she will continue working with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and expand her research program.February 2, 2023
On the latest episode of the podcast, Dementia Matters, host Nathaniel Chin, MD, gives an overview of the new Alzheimer’s treatment Leqembi (lecanemab), and highlights results from the second and third phases of its clinical trials.January 18, 2023
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I am honored to be a member of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Initiative to End Alzheimer’s Board of Visitors. Many of us on the board, including myself, have personally lived with the devastating effects of a loved one’s journey through this illness.
Matt and Linda Lepay support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer's and share their personal story.
Prior to his death, Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s to establish an endowed lecture series continuing his commitment to dementia care. The Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer Lecture Series is an educational program devoted to shaping future generations of dementia care professionals working in dementia care, including memory care providers, neuropsychologists, nurses and social workers.
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