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Duke-UNC ADRC guest speaker: What’s new from the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center? Non-amyloid contributions to brain dysfunction and degeneration

Speaker

Hank Paulson, MD, PhD

Duke-UNC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center presents guest lecturer Hank Paulson, MD, PhD "What's new from the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center? Non-amyloid contributions to brain dysfunction and degeneration" Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., is the Lucile Groff Professor of Neurology for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, where he leads research programs in neurodegenerative diseases and directs the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center. Dr. Paulson's research and clinical interests concern the causes and treatment of various age-related neurodegenerative including spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) and other repeat expansion diseases, frontotemporal dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. His laboratory investigates the underlying mechanisms and seeks preventive therapies for these largely untreatable disorders. He has served on the scientific advisory boards of various disease-related and neurology organizations, formerly led the national consortium of investigators studying dominantly inherited ataxias, is a past Chairperson of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health, and currently serves on the NINDS Council. In recognition of his work on neurodegenerative disease mechanisms and therapeutics, he has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Lecture/Talk, Medicine, Research