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Christian Agudelo, MD

McKnight Cognitive Neurology Fellow Department of Neurology Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami 1120 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136 Email: cxa427@med.miami.edu       Dr. Christian Agudelo grew up in Miami, Florida. He received his bachelor in science in engineering from Duke University, where he studied biomedical engineering. He received his medical degree […]

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Brain Donation: A Gift for Future Generations

Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. Learn about why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous gift.

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.

Michelle Marrero, MD

Fellow, Division of Cognitive Neurology Department of Neurology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 1120 NW 14th Street Miami, FL  33136 Email: mmm394@med.miami.edu Dr. Michelle Marrero grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. She got […]

Why do some people age better than others?

The “graying of America” is growing at a record pace. In less than two decades, older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time in this country’s history. University of Miami researchers are tapping into this expanding population in an effort to understand what allows some to age better than others.

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.