Dr. Ronald Lazar, Director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Receives Funding from the McCance Brain Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging, News, Research

Headshot of Dr. Lazar in white medical coat

Ronald Lazar, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Pamela Bowen, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, BBA, Associate Professor, UAB recently received funding for a new pilot project aiming to demonstrate that exercise directly impacts cardiorespiratory fitness and has a broader effect across other risk factors, thus improving overall brain health.

The Healing Effects of Social Connection

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging

Mother and daughter hugging with text that reads mental health + family support

Social connection has been widely studied as a significant factor in helping increase longevity, as well as better physical, cognitive and mental health. Commit to strengthening your relationships and connections with family this month in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Dr. Madhav Thambisetty, MBRF Trustee and Vice Chair, Recently Addressed “Targeting Pathology in Neurodegenerative Disease” at the 2023 AAN Annual Meeting

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging, News

Madhav Thambisetty, MD, PhD, MBRF Trustee and Vice Chair, senior investigator at the National Institute on Aging and adjunct professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently addressed the important topic of “Targeting Pathology in Neurogenerative Disease” at the Plenary Session of the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Highlights from the 2023 Inter-Institutional Meeting Hosted by the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging, Events, News, Press Release

Expert scientists who study age-related memory loss across the four McKnight Brain Institutes came together at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus in May to share and discuss the latest scientific research and collaborative efforts to advance the prevention and mitigation of cognitive decline. 

Live Better Longer Webinar: Advances in Brain Health

Valerie PatmintraEvents, News

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation is thrilled to share that our 2022 Innovator Award recipients, Emilie T. Read, PhD, and Tara Tracy, PhD, were recently featured as experts in the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Prevention Magazine’s Live Better Longer webinar series.

Commit to Spring Fitness – Your Brain and Your Body Will Thank You

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging

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If your New Year’s resolution to make exercise part of your regular routine didn’t stick during the cold winter months, don’t worry – spring is the perfect time to recommit to fitness. Not only will your body thank you, your brain will too. Physical activity can help improve your overall health today and delay the onset of cognitive decline (including dementia) later in life. 

Three Questions with Dr. Steven DeKosky

Valerie PatmintraExpert Interviews

Steven DeKosky, PhD

Deputy Director, McKnight Brain Institute; Aerts-Cosper Professor of Alzheimer’s Research; Associate Director, 1Florida AD Research Center’ and Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience, University of Florida Q: Why is early detection so critical to preventing cognitive decline among older adults and what are some of the barriers to early detection? One of the major reasons why early detection or pre-disease detection … Read More