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Human Health and Dementia Research Focus Group

Human Health and Dementia Research Focus Group

The Human Health and Dementia Research Focus Group considers afflictions which primarily impact the neurons of the human brain, resulting in diseases that are presently incurable. Researchers develop novel therapeutic agents for treating individuals with dementia and other related diseases and conditions associated with memory deficits and declining cognitive skills. A growing body of evidence suggests that lifestyle changes in diet or environment across entire lifespans can help reduce risks and impacts of neurodegenerative diseases. The Group is creating and testing outreach programs in South Florida to improve public understanding of neurodegenerative disease progression and existing and potential treatments and lifestyle strategies.

Members of the Human Health and Dementia Research Focus Group include:

Ilyas Yildirim, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Jianning Wei, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Lisa Kirk Wiese, Ph.D., Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Deguo Du, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Kailiang Jia, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Robert Stackman, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Lilah Besser, Ph.D., College of Design and Social Inquiry
María Ordónez, Director, Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center
Ali Asghar Danesh, Ph.D., Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Connie Porcaro, Ph.D., Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ruth Tappen, EdD, RN, FAAN, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Cheryl Krause-Parello, Ph.D., Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Ning Quan, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
William R. McConnell, Ph.D., Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters