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

o people from around the world as a result of research and programs led by a group of dedicated faculty scientists and clinicians."

In addition to research programs, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging offers outreach, education and support related to Alzheimer's disease and other age-related conditions. Regular telemedicine programs deliver support to caregivers throughout the state of Kentucky, while programs such as the African American Dementia Outreach Partnership work with local agencies to offer the resources of the university to those who can most benefit from them. Health fairs, memory screenings and presentations serve as opportunities for experts to assess and respond to the needs of the community. More than 700 research volunteers, drawn from throughout the state, participate in clinical trials and the brain donation program.

"The work being done at UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is another significant component in reaching our goal of becoming one of the country's preeminent academic medical institutions," said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK vice president for health affairs. "This renewal of NIH funding as a nationally recognized Alzheimer's Disease Center, coupled with the recent $20 million CTSA (clinical and translational science award), and our sustained clinical growth at UK HealthCare, puts us in a category among the top academic medical centers in the country. Kentuckians should be proud of the fact that the Bluegrass is home to many of the leading researchers and physicians found anywhere in the country."

An ADC is divided into five cores: clinical, educational, neuropathology, biostatistics and administration. Each core plays an important role in carrying out research crucial to the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

"We are excited to take the Center forward into the next five years of research, education and discovery," said Linda Van Eldik, SBCoA director. "I'm so grateful for the hard work of everyone at SBCoA to
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Contact: Allison Elliott
allison.elliott@uky.edu
859-323-2394
University of Kentucky
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