About

Why IMPACT-AD

IMPACT-AD is an Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders (ADRD) course that aims to educate and promote diversity among investigative staff members and future principal investigators in the field of Alzheimer’s research.

  • Lectures will be given by national leaders in ADRD trials, and attendees will have the opportunity to work closely with the field’s top investigators in small group workshops.
  • IMPACT-AD emphasizes diversity of trainees, interactive learning, a cooperative culture among alumni and long-term metrics of success.
  • The course will be free to those who attend and will count as CME credit.

Co-Directors:

Co-Program Director

Joshua Grill, PhD

University of California, Irvine

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
Co-Program Director

Rema Raman, PhD

University of Southern California

Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI)
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA

Core Faculty:

Neelum Aggarwal, MD

Rush University

Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University
Chicago, IL

Karen Bell, MD

Columbia University

Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University
New York City, NY

Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS

University of Kansas

KU Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of Kansas
Kansas City, KS

Michael Donohue, PhD

University of Southern California

Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI)
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA

Hiroko Dodge, PhD

Oregon Health Sciences University

OHSU School of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

Mark Espeland, PhD

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Daniel Gillen, PhD

University of California, Irvine

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

David Geldmacher, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Judith Heidebrink, MD, MS

University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine Dept. of Neurology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Greg Jicha, MD, PhD

University of Kentucky

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

John Olichney, MD

University of California, Davis

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Michael Rafii MD, PhD

University of Southern California

USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI)
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA

Dorene Rentz, PsyD

BWH, Harvard University

Departments of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
BWH, Harvard University
Boston, MA

Stephen Salloway, MD, MS

Butler Hospital, Brown University

Neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital & Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Brown University
Providence, RI

Amanda Smith, MD

University of South Florida

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Gopalan Sethuraman, PhD, MS

University of Southern California

USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI)
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA

ACTC Leadership:

Reisa Sperling, MD

Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Laurie Ryan, PhD

National Institute on Aging

Dementias of Aging Branch
National Institute on Aging
Washington DC

Paul Aisen, MD

University of Southern California

Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI)
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA

Ron Petersen, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MIN

National Institute on Aging:

Kristina McLinden, PhD

Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging
Baltimore, MD

Alzheimer's Association:

Maria Carrillo, PhD

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL

Heather Snyder, PhD

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL

Keynote Address:

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Administration:

Program Administrator

Tyler Berkness, BS

University of Southern California

Program Administrator
USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI)
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA
Web Developer

Kirsten Klein

University of California, Irvine

Web Developer
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Committee Members:

Neelum Aggarwal, MD

Rush University

Paul Aisen, MD

USC ATRI

Karen Bell, MD

Columbia University

Jeff Burns, MD

University of Kansas

Maria Carrillo, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Michael Donohue, PhD

USC ATRI

Keith Fargo, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

David Geldmacher, MD

UAB

Josh Grill, PhD

UC Irvine

Judy Heidebrink, MD

University of Michigan

Carl Hill, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Greg Jicha, MD

University of Kentucky

Gustavo Jimenez-Maggiora, MBA

USC ATRI

Kristina McLinden, PhD

NIA

Jacobo Mintzer, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

Abigail O'Connor, MS, APN

Wake Forest University

John Olichney, MD

UC Davis

Rema Raman, PhD

USC ATRI

Dorene Rentz, PhD

BWH, Harvard

Laurie Ryan, PhD

NIA

Steve Salloway, MD

Butler

Amanda Smith, MD

University of South Florida

Heather Snyder, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Reisa Sperling, MD

Harvard Medical School

Chris Weber, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Supporters:

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL

National Institute on Aging

National Institute on Aging
Bethesda, MD

Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium

Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium

Partners