About

Why IMPACT-AD

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

Faculty

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Rush University
Core Faculty

Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University
Chicago, IL

Paul Aisen, MD

University of Southern California
ACTC Leadership

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

Laura Baker, PhD

Wake Forest University

Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Karen Bell, MD

Columbia University
Core Faculty

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

University of Kansas
Core Faculty

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

Maria Carrillo, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Keynote Address

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

Hiroko Dodge, PhD

Oregon Health Sciences University
Core Faculty

OHSU School of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

Michael Donohue, PhD

University of Southern California
Core Faculty

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

Mark Espeland, PhD

Wake Forest University
Core Faculty

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

Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD

University of Pennsylvania

Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Howard Fillit, MD

ADDF

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

David Geldmacher, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Core Faculty

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

Daniel Gillen, PhD

University of California, Irvine
Core Faculty

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

Joshua Grill, PhD

University of California, Irvine
Course Co-Director

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

Judith Heidebrink, MD

University of Michigan
Core Faculty

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

Carl V. Hill, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Scientific Engagement
Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL

Greg Jicha, MD, PhD

University of Kentucky
Core Faculty

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

Gustavo Jimenez-Maggiora, MBA

University of Southern California

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

Jason Karlawish, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Penn Memory Center at the Penn Neuroscience Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Kristina McLinden, PhD

National Institute on Aging

Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging
Baltimore, MD

John Olichney, MD

University of California, Davis
Core Faculty

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

Ron Petersen, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic
ACTC Leadership

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

Jeremy Pizzola

University of Southern California

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

Michael Rafii MD, PhD

University of Southern California
Core Faculty

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

Rema Raman, PhD

University of Southern California
Course Co-Director

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

Dorene Rentz, PsyD

BWH, Harvard University
Core Faculty

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

Robert Rissman, PhD

University of Southern California

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

Laurie Ryan, PhD

National Institute on Aging
ACTC Leadership

Dementias of Aging Branch
National Institute on Aging
Washington DC

Stephen Salloway, MD

Butler Hospital, Brown University
Core Faculty

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

Mary Sano, PhD

Mount Sinai

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Gopalan Sethuraman, PhD

University of Southern California
Core Faculty

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

Amanda Smith, MD

University of South Florida
Core Faculty

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

Heather Snyder, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL

Reisa Sperling, MD

Harvard Medical School
ACTC Leadership

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

David Sultzer, MD

University of California, Irvine

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

Administration

Tyler Berkness, BS

University of Southern California
Program Administrator

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

Kirsten Klein

University of California, Irvine
Web Developer

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

Committee Members

Neelum T. 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 V. Hill, PhD

Alzheimer's Association

Greg Jicha, MD, PhD

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, PsyD

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

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