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.

Course Co-Directors

Joshua Grill, PhD

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

Rema Raman, PhD

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

Faculty

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University
Chicago, IL
Core Faculty

Paul Aisen, MD

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

Laura Baker, PhD

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

Karen Bell, MD

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

Adam Boxer, MD, PhD

Memory and Aging Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Core Faculty

Jeffrey Burns, MD

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

Maria Carrillo, PhD

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL
Faculty

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD

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

Hiroko Dodge, PhD

OHSU School of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
Core Faculty

Michael Donohue, PhD

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

Mark Espeland, PhD

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

Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD

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

Howard Fillit, MD

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

David Geldmacher, MD

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

Daniel Gillen, PhD

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

Judith Heidebrink, MD

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

Carl V. Hill, PhD

Scientific Engagement
Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL
Faculty

Greg Jicha, MD, PhD

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

Gustavo Jimenez-Maggiora, MBA

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

Jason Karlawish, MD

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

Susan Landau, PhD

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Faculty

Gad Marshall, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham Women's and Children Hospital
Boston, MA
Core Faculty

Kristina McLinden, PhD

Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging
Baltimore, MD
Faculty

Bri McWhorter

Activate to Captivate
Faculty

John Olichney, MD

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

Ron Petersen, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Core Faculty

Jeremy Pizzola

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

Anton Porsteinsson, MD

AD-CARE Program
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Core Faculty

Michael Rafii MD, PhD

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

Dorene Rentz, PsyD

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

Robert Rissman, PhD

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

Laurie Ryan, PhD

Dementias of Aging Branch
National Institute on Aging
Washington DC
ACTC Leadership

Stephen Salloway, MD

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

Mary Sano, PhD

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

Gopalan Sethuraman, PhD

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

Amanda Smith, MD

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

Heather Snyder, PhD

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL
Faculty

Reisa Sperling, MD

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

David Sultzer, MD

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

Christopher Van Dyck, MD

Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Faculty

Administration

Maggie Mastrolorenzo

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

Taylor Clynne

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

Kirsten Klein

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

Ileana Salcedo Peralta

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

Tyler Berkness, BS

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