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    News Update – April 22

    SLAM-DUNC Call for Abstracts – Deadline: May 3

    The Duke-UNC ADRC is now accepting abstract submissions for our first Symposium for Learning about Alzheimer’s disease-related Medical Research at Duke and UNC, also known as SLAM-DUNC. The symposium, to be held on June 24 – 25 at the Duke Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, is designed to be a valuable professional development and networking opportunity for early-career investigators from all five partner institutions: Duke, UNC, North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and East Carolina University.

    We would love to see abstracts from all institutions and from a variety of career levels, including undergraduates. Submission deadline is Tuesday, May 3.

    Learn more, register and submit your abstract >

    UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) Seminar Series

    Brain imaging genetics for Alzheimer’s disease: Integrated analysis and machine learning

    Presented by Li Shen, PhD, FAIMBE

    Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

    The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    11:00 AM Via Zoom


    Meeting ID:942 0521 9878

    Passcode: 150444

    Brain imaging genetics is an emerging data science field, where integrated analysis of brain imaging and genetics data, often combined with other biomarker, clinical and environmental data, is performed to gain new insights into the genetic, molecular and phenotypic characteristics of the brain as well as their impact on normal and disordered brain function and behavior. Many methodological advances in brain imaging genetics are attributed to large-scale landmark biobank projects such as the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, and the UK Biobank.

    Using the study of Alzheimer’s disease as an example, we will discuss fundamental concepts, state-of-the-art statistical and machine learning methods, and innovative applications in this rapidly evolving field. We show that the wide availability of brain imaging genetics data from various large-scale biobanks, coupled with advances in biomedical statistics, informatics and computing, provides enormous opportunities to contribute significantly to biomedical discoveries in brain science and to impact the development of new diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative approaches for complex brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

    2nd Annual Daniel Kaufer Caregiver Memorial Conference

    Dementia Alliance of North Carolina

    UNC Neurologists and ADRC members, Andrea Bozoki, MD, and Heidi Roth, MD, are presenting at the 2nd Annual Daniel Kaufer Caregiver Memorial Conference hosted by the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina on Tuesday, April 26 from 9 am – 3 pm. Dr. Bozoki will present “Updates on Research and Clinical Trials” and Dr. Roth will present “Sleep Dysregulation in Lewy Body Dementia.”

    Register and learn more >

     DADM: Call for Submissions
    Special Issue: “Disparities and Multi-Level Social Determinants in ADRD”

    The Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring Journal (DADM) of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce a Special Issue titled “Disparities and Multi-Level Social Determinants in ADRD,” guest edited by Sid O’Bryant, Amy Kind, Ozioma Okonkwo, and Gabrielle Britton.

    This Special Issue is premised on the growing recognition that both individual-level factors (e.g., educational attainment) and contextual-level factors (e.g., neighborhood exposome) form interacting forces across an individual’s lifetime that impact that person’s capacity for realizing long-lasting brain health.

    To catalyze further conversations in this space, DADM is soliciting evidence-based manuscripts around the topic of ADRD disparities and multi-level social determinants. Topics can be drawn from a variety of fields and methodologies including – but not limited to – diagnostics, interventions, recruitment and retention science, risk factors, and bioethics. All submitted manuscripts will undergo peer-review and those accepted for publication will be compiled within the Special Issue. Standard DADM manuscript guidelines apply.  Learn more >


    April 26, 1 – 2 pm

    Duke-UNC ADRC All Hands Meeting for faculty and staff.


    April 26, 9 am – 3 pm
    2nd Annual Daniel Kaufer Caregiver Memorial Conference – UNC Neurologists and ADRC members, Andrea Bozoki, MD, and Heidi Roth, MD, will present. Learn more >


    May 3
    Deadline for SLAM-DUNC abstract submissions. Learn more >


    May 10, 8:30 am – 12 pm
    Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes Symposium (online) – A Duke-UNC ADRC panel discussion will include co-directors, Heather Whitson, MD, and Gwenn Garden, MD, as panelists and Suzanne Craft, PhD, from the Wake Forest ADRC as the moderator.
    Agenda | Register >


    May 25, 11 am
    UNC BRIC Seminar Series: “Brain imaging genetics for Alzheimer’s disease: integrated analysis and machine learning”
    Li Shen, PhD, FAIMBE
    https://zoom.us/j/94205219878?pwd=RUIvZHZ0TEYxeWw3NnEzYlVrY3BpZz09  Meeting ID:942 0521 9878, Passcode: 150444