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Dr. Yaffe and colleagues publish a new paper linking vascular risk factors in early adulthood to late-life cognitive decline (March, 2021)

March 19, 2021
To Keep a Sharp Mind, Start Thinking of Heart Health in Your 20s Obesity, Hypertension, High Glucose in Early Adulthood May Take Heavy Toll on Cognition in Late Life, UCSF-Led Study Shows By Suzanne Leigh

Neurology highlights work from Drs. Leng, Byers, Barnes, and Yaffe on TBI and risk of sleep disorders.

March 10, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS - People who have concussions may be at increased risk of developing sleep disorders years later, according to a study published in the March 3, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Kristine Yaffe is the 2021 recipient of the NIH Robert S. Gordon Jr. Lectureship Award

February 05, 2021
Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture in Epidemiology The Gordon Lecture is part of the NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, whose goal is to keep NIH researchers abreast of the latest and most important research in the United States.

Dr. Kristine Yaffe delivers keynote at the 2021 Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) Scientific Symposium

February 05, 2021
TARCC 2021 Scientific Symposium: Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Science, Research, and Care Save the Date! The next TARCC Symposium will be a virtual event on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 9am to 5pm.

Vascular health across young adulthood and midlife cerebral autoregulation, gait, and cognition

December 11, 2020
Abstract Introduction: To test the association of vascular health (VH) across young adulthood with midlife dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA), gait, and cognition; and to test whether dCA is a modifying factor.

Dr. Yaffe presented a keynote at the 13th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

November 13, 2020
“Implementing the lessons of epidemiology” Kristine Yaffe, MD Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California – USA

CNN reports on Drs. Bock and Yaffe's findings on apathy and risk of dementia

October 16, 2020
(CNN) Apathy, a decrease in motivation and goal-directed behavior, in older adults could lead to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. Finding ways to treat apathy could be key in slowing neurodegeneration as we age, according to the study, published Wednesday by...

Sex, Race, and Risk of Dementia Diagnosis after Traumatic Brain Injury among Older Veterans

September 25, 2020
Abstract Objective: To investigate whether sex and race differences exist in dementia diagnosis risk associated with TBI among older Veterans. Methods: Using Fine-Gray regression models, we investigated incident dementia diagnosis risk with TBI exposure by sex and race.

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