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Inaugural Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day draws crowd for talks, posters, data blitzes

Keynote speaker Roxana Carare (left) from the University of Southampton poses with Angela Jefferson, director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center. (Submitted)

Vanderbilt University’s inaugural Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day drew more than 100 attendees to hear faculty lectures on subjects ranging from nutritional effects to engineered models of the disease, take in short “data blitzes” on trainees’ areas of research and visit a 35-station poster session.

The event was May 21 in Medical Research Building III, and it was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Neurology.

Faculty presenters are working on different aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and represented a dozen departments and institutes across Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Angela Jefferson, professor of neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, welcomed guests and presented prizes for best trainee posters, along with delivering a talk on age-related arterial stiffness and neurodegeneration.

Roxana Carare, a professor of neuroanatomy at the University of Southampton and an international expert in protein clearance pathways, delivered the keynote address

Vanderbilt University neuroscience PhD candidate Francis Cambronero discusses her poster presentation with Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Vanderbilt University neuroscience major Judy Li presents a poster on genetic risk in Alzheimer’s disease (Submitted)