Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research


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Hear Me Now podcast

Advances in Alzheimer's Research

Host Seán Collins welcomes associate director of Brown University's Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Dr. Steven Salloway, co-director of the McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Rudy Tanzi and "The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic" author David Shenk to discuss recent advances in Alzheimer's research and the possibility of early intervention and prevention. 

A Vision for the Future of Dementia

Ted Huey, director of the Memory and Aging Program, is excited about Brown’s potential to change the research landscape."Brown and Carney have really focused on helping to grow the program on research into Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as a whole. They’re building bridges to help people facilitate new programs. And it’s so valuable."
Brown alumnus and award-winning journalist David Shenk (‘88) adjusted his mic at the lectern in Butler Hospital’s Ray Hall. The author of the book The Forgetting and creator of a podcast and film about Alzheimer’s disease, Shenk was visiting Providence to moderate a conversation in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day about how Rhode Island scientists are contributing to our understanding of the disease and development of new therapies.
Tongyin Zheng, a postdoctoral scientist in the Fawzi lab, is this year’s recipient of the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Postdoctoral Award. Established in 2022 with a gift from the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation, the award supports a postdoctoral researcher studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or other neurodegenerative diseases.
Carney Institute for Brain Science

Five Brown Ph.D. students receive 2023-2024 Graduate Awards in Brain Science

Five Brown University students have received graduate awards for the 2023/2024 academic year from the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science. Launched in 2001 thanks to the Dana Foundation and currently supported by several supporting entities, the Carney Graduate Awards in Brain Science recognize outstanding and productive Ph.D. candidates conducting brain science-related research in a Brown graduate program.
Carney Institute for Brain Science

Carney Institute grants $564,000 in innovation awards to Brown scientists

Through an innovation awards program, the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science will provide $564,000 in seed funding for new high-impact research in computation, visual science, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.