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University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging receives $7 million from NIA
Date:8/19/2011

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 19, 2011) University of Kentucky officials announced this week that the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) is receiving more than $7 million from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to continue and further research and clinical initiatives geared toward treating Alzheimer's disease.

In 1985, the UK center was among the first 10 federally funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the U.S. and has been continuously funded by NIH. The award announced today will be for a five-year funding period through 2016.

"Recognized by continued federal funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of the University's outstanding centers of international excellence," said UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto. "As global experts in their field, our faculty researchers are committed to discovering solutions to many of society's greatest medical mysteries and challenges."

The faculty of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the UK Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) are leaders in the detection of early neuropathological changes in the brain accompanying diminished cognitive abilities associated with Alzheimer's. UK also is home to an extensive research program involving brain donors both with and without Alzheimer's disease. The large number of normal control subjects participating in research studies at UK has enabled researchers to gather significant information about how healthy brain aging occurs, and to compare healthy brains to those of individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

"Today's announcement means much more than dollars and cents," said UK Provost Kumble Subbaswamy. "While funding is crucial to the program, this award means the continuation of a legacy of aging and Alzheimer's research that has benefited not only people in Lexington and the Commonwealth but als
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Contact: Allison Elliott
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859-323-2394
University of Kentucky
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