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Explore Research Interests: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Faculty who are interested in Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia research are invited to a virtual research summit hosted by the Office of Research and Engagement on Thursday, October 1, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

The summit is part of the “Detection, Care, and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia” project funded through a One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grant. The goal is to better leverage the expertise in Tennessee by encouraging cross-campus and cross-disciplinary research collaborations in partnership with patients and their caregivers.


Slots are available for the lightning talks section of the program. Please indicate your interest on the registration page or contact Diana Moyer (

Register here for the Alzheimer's Summit.


  • Welcome by Deborah Crawford, Vice Chancellor for Research
  • An overview of the One UT Grant Project “Detection, Care, and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia” by Xiaopeng Zhao, project lead and professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
  • Presentation on Understanding Alzheimer’s by Monica Crane, director of Genesis Neuroscience Clinic
  • Updates from 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Management and Research Symposium by Janice Wade-Whitehead, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s Tennessee
  • “Lightning talks” opportunities for researchers to share their work
  • Break out room discussions
  • Announcement of seed funding opportunities

If you are interested in learning more about the One UT “Detection, Care, and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia” project or would like more information about the research summit, contact Diana Moyer (

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Health & Wellness


Faculty & Staff


research, alzheimer's, dementia, One UT

Office of Research and Engagement
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