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Research and Education Core

The overall objective of the Yale ADRC Research Education Core (REC) is to serve as an institutional hub for all educational, didactic, and career development activities aimed at promoting future leaders that will bridge clinical and basic sciences to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life of individuals with dementing disorders. The REC aims to identify a diverse group of promising junior investigators with an interest in dementia, facilitate their research, and promote their career development. The REC aims to provide junior investigators with the knowledge and skills to conduct dementia-related research and to obtain subsequent funding to independently continue these studies. This Core is co-led by Dr. Jaime Grutzendler and Dr. Hal Blumenfeld in close coordination with Dr. Terri Fried, Yale Older American Independence Pepper Center REC core leader.

The REC's ultimate goals are to:

  • Promote rigorous, innovative, and high-impact biological, translational, and clinical research on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
  • Provide training and mentorship for a diverse cohort of investigators to develop the leadership skills to successfully manage research teams and to become mentors themselves.
  • Facilitate their application for independent funding for further career development.

Core Leader

  • Dr. Harry M. Zimmerman and Dr. Nicholas and Viola Spinelli Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience; Vice-Chair for Research, Neurology; Director, Center for Experimental Neuroimaging


Current Research Scholars

Current Pilot Projects