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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The University of Miami Health System continues to closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. University and health system leaders are working closely with government and public health agencies and continue to follow guidelines from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
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McKnight Awards Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging to Sarah Getz, PhD

MCKNIGHT CLINICAL TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN COGNITIVE…
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The Mayor’s Initiative on Aging: Your Brain

Join us for a series of discussions on how aging affects your brain, including what to expect, prevention and best practices.

Study Shows Extra Weight in 60s May Be Linked to Brain Thinning Years Later

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published by a leading University of Miami neurology researcher in the July 24 online edition of N e u r o l o g y®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.

Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute – Research Seminar Speaker

On June 26th, the eminent Dr. Hachinski was our special Research Seminar presenter. He is the Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western University London in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Vladimir Hachinski is a world-renowned neurologist, a foremost authority in the field of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s research and an international leader in the joint prevention of stroke and dementia. He presented on the Origin, Status and Future of the Hachinski Ischemic Score.

June 7th, 2019 Guest Grand Rounds Speaker – Ron Lazar, PhD, FAHA, FAAN

Dr. Lazar is a Professor of Neurology, he holds the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair and is the Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a neuropsychologist with broad interests in aging and vascular disease, with emphases on reversible causes of cognitive decline, risk-factor modification to promote cognitive resiliency, and recovery after stroke. He presentation was on Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Insights from Vascular Interventions.
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Dr.Tatjana Rundek was nominated for the 31st annual in the Company of Women Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology award and it was one of 2 winners who are sharing this year’s award

Dr.Tatjana Rundek was nominated for the 31st annual in the Company of Women Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology award and it was one of 2 winners who are sharing this year's award.

Study Aims to Find Key to Brain Health for ‘Super’ Aging Seniors

An innovative study by the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute of the Department of Neurology in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine aims to determine what factors contribute to successful aging in seniors 85 and older.
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October 31st, 2018 Research Symposium and Chair Presentation

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Dr. Tatjana Rundek Awarded the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging

At a ceremony before many of the nation's most prominent neurologists, renowned researcher, epidemiologist, mentor, and educator Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., formally became the holder of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Gomes-Osman for being awarded a Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program Award (KL2) from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Miami!

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Gomes-Osman for being awarded a Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program Award (KL2) from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Miami! This program is designed to support the research career development of early stage investigators at the assistant professor level for two years and will include: (1) 75% salary support up to the NIH Salary Cap; (2) $2,500 for travel and training-related activities; (3) $30,000 for research expenses.
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Neighborhood Greenness and Alzheimer’s Disease in 249,405 U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries

Neighborhood greenness, or vegetative presence, has been associated with various indicators of health and wellbeing, but its relationship to Alzheimer’s disease has been less studied. Understanding the role of environmental factors in Alzheimer’s disease in older adults may inform and complement traditional interventions for Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias, including prevention and treatment. This study examines the relationship between neighborhood greenness and a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease among older adults in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.