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2021 News

The Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Collaborative received an NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center grant, expected to total $14.8Million over five years. Read the NIH press release HERE and click HERE to visit the Duke-UNC ADRC website. September 2021.

CBS17 Interview with Dr. Heather Whitson regarding the FDA’s recent approval of aducanumab or Aduhelm: Triangle Alzheimer’s patients excited about newly-approved treatment, though doctors advise caution.  June 8, 2021

Wall Street Journal interview with Dr. P. Murali Doraisawmy: What Can You Do to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease? June 7, 2021

Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative hosted an exciting research symposium on May 27, 2021 titled “Infection and Inflammation: New Perspectives on Alzheimer’s Disease Research.” Read more about the event and link to recorded lectures here

Dr. Heather Whitson discusses maximum lifespan and resilience in a Scientific American article titled “Humans Could Live up to 150 Years, New Research Suggests.” May 2021.

Dr. Heather Whitson’s work on “Harnessing the Brain’s Resilience to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease” is featured in a profile by the Duke Science and Technology Initiative. March 2021.

Duke SOM Magnify article on the Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative: “Two Blues Join Forces to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease”  March 2021.

2020 News

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Maddox Awardees! Read all about them and their work here: https://sites.duke.edu/centerforaging/2020-maddox-award-announcement/

Maddox Awardee Charity Oyedeji, MD is highligted in the August 2020 edition of Magnify Magazine for her work on Sickle Cell Disease and Geriatrics.  Read the full article here

The Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program has renamed one of its weekly noon conferences, Chair’s Conference, to honor Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, Walter Kempner Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine and former Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Director Emeritus of the Duke Aging Center.

The Duke Internal Medicine Chief Residents recognized Anthony Galanos, MD with the 2020 Eugene Stead Award for excellence in teaching.

Aging Center Senior Fellows Kenneth Schmader, MD and Frank Keefe, PhD received the 2020 School of Medicine Faculty Awards for Career Mentoring  in Clinical-Population Health Science

Miriam Morey, PhD received the Paul B Magnuson Award in May 2020, which is the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service’s highest honor. It is given to recognize humanitarianism and dedication in service to Veterans.

2019 News

Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW received the 2019 NC Pioneer in Aging Award from the NC Coalition on Aging.  Click here to read all about it

Anatoliy Yashin and other Aging Center Senior Fellows and collaborators Igor Akushevich and Svetlana Ukraintseva from the Biodemography of Aging Research Unit of the Social Sciences Research Institute were honored by the journal Technometrics with the Eric Ziegel Prize for best book of the year in 2019.

Dr. Kimberly Johnson, a Pepper Center Core co-Leader and Director of the REACH Equity Center, was honored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine with the 2019 Richard Payne Outstanding Achievement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award for her ground-breaking work on diversity, equity and inclusion at the end of life.

Dr. Nicki Hastings, who is part of the Pepper Center and is the Director of Health Services Research & Development at the Durham VA, was honored by the Internal Medicine Program with The 2019 Joseph Greenfield Award for Research Mentoring.

Dr. Virginia Kraus, Leader of the Duke Pepper Center’s Molecular Measures Core, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI).