Increase in Funding
NIH funding to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging increased from $13.3 million to $23.4 million in one year, a remarkable 75% increase in funding.
Beginning with only three faculty members, the Center has grown to more than 125 employees and to be one of the nation's leading centers on aging.
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Drug studied at UK is first disease-modifying therapy in U.S. approved to treat Alzheimer’s

On July 6, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to lecanemab, marketed as Leqembi, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been working with this drug and others like it for more than a decade.

T32 Grant Applications Being Accepted Now

The Sanders-Brown NIH T32 grant (T32 AG078110) entitled Translational Research iAlzheimer’s and Related Dementias (TRIAD) will have 2 postdoc slots open for appointment on February 1, 2024 or later. Applications for support are due on January 1, 2024.  

The emphasis of the grant is on providing cross-disciplinary training from bench to bedside, ie., spanning the discovery continuum from molecular/biochemical approaches, preclinical translational approaches, and clinical research. The thematic focus is on risk factors for dementia, including cerebrovascular disease, neuroinflammation, acute brain injury, and lifestyle/genetic risk factors. Trainees with diverse research backgrounds beyond standard wet-lab neuroscience, such as bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, epidemiology, social sciences, engineering, and community based and human research studies, are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the T32 in more detail, please contact: 

Linda Van Eldik, 7-5566, linda.vaneldik@uky.edur or Paul Murphy, 8-3811, michael.murphy@uky.edu

Application details can be found here.

Thirteenth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia

The Thirteenth Annual Markesbery Symposium A Great Success

The thirteenth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia was held November 17 and 18th, 2023. The symposium, named in honor and memory of the late William R. Markesbery, MD, founding director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, highlights the research being done at the Center as well as current research around the globe.  

This year Dr. Malu Tansey of the University of Florida and Dr. David Morgan of Michigan State University were the the keynote speakers at both Friday's Scientific Session and Saturday's Community Session.  They were joined by our very own Sanders-Brown Center on Aging experts.




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