The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine brings together a cross-disciplinary team of translational scientists and clinicians to accelerate discoveries of age-related memory loss and cognitive impairment produced by various brain related disorders. It seeks to train the next generation of clinical translational investigators capable of translating scientific discoveries into clinical practice, and to advance brain health in communities.
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 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 […]