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October 31st, 2018 Research Symposium and Chair Presentation

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Research Symposium and Chair Presentation Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRB) Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education 1 st Floor Auditorium 1120 NW 14 th Street, 1st Floor Miami, Florida 33136 McKnight Research Symposium – PROGRAM AGENDA

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.

Dr. Susan Pekarske is Elected Trustee of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation

Dr. Susan Pekarske is Elected Trustee of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation

Dr. Susan L. Pekarske, a distinguished clinical pathologist and hematopathologist was elected trustee of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) at its board meeting on February 21, 2018.  Her three-year term of service is effective July 1, 2018. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. […]

Uncovering Risk Profiles of Deception and Mitigating Susceptibility to Scamming in Midlife and Older Age: A Novel Intervention Tool

Dr. Joyce Gomes-Osman

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation: Probing Intracortical Circuits and Improving Cognition in the Aging Brain

Check out the exciting new publication led by Dr. Joyce Gomes-Osman here at the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and in collaboration with Dr. Adam Woods at the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. This article highlights the opportunities created by applying innovative […]

Here’s How Much Exercise You Need to Keep Your Brain Healthy

We are excited that the latest article by Dr. Joyce Gomes-Osman, winner of our first Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Pilot Award at University of Miami, was published at Neurology: Clinical Practice, and disseminated through various news outlets. Check out the article in TIME Magazine below: Click Here

We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long?

To find the answers, researchers led by Joyce Gomes-Osman, Ph.D., PT, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reviewed all of the studies in which older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and then take tests of thinking and memory skills. […]

Amy Porter

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation appoints Amy Porter to Executive Director Position

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy McGuire Porter as its Executive Director (ED) effective, April 1, 2018. The ED is the chief management officer of the MBRF and reports directly to the Board of Trustees (Board) through the Chair of the Board. The ED serves as the […]

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN

Dr. Tatjana Rundek Named Scientific Director of Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, professor of neurology and public health sciences and executive vice chair for research and faculty affairs in the Department of Neurology, has been named scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the University of Miami Miller […]

Joyce Gomes-Osman, PhD, PT

Small Pilot Grant Awarded to Joyce Gomes-Osman, PhD, PT

Joyce Gomes-Osman, PhD, PT is the first recipient of the Evelyn F. McKnight Small Pilot Collaborative Research Award Program (funding period: July 2017- June 2018). She is a rehabilitation scientist with expertise in clinical research that aims to harness plasticity through interventions such as noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and exercise, and assesses their effects on […]