On January 27, leaders in dementia from Latin America joined community members from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Alzheimer’s Association, the Tau Consortium, the National Institute of Health (NIH), HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and more at UCSF Mission Bay for the US-Latin American Networking on Dementia Symposium.
Cohosted by GBHI and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the symposium initiated a new multinational consortium to expand dementia research in Latin America called Research Dementia Latin America, or ReDLat.
HudsonAlpha Senior Scientist Nick Cochran PhD, and collaborator Ken Kosik, MD, of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are part of the international team of researchers.
Established with a $2.5M NIH grant, ReDLat has gained new support from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Tau Consortium (part of the Rainwater Charitable Foundation), and GBHI to triple the original award. The five-year project offers a unique opportunity to develop regional and multidisciplinary collaboration to treat and prevent dementia in diverse and underserved populations in Latin America.
Read the full article from GBHI.
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