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Dr. Kristine Yaffe co-authors mentoring guide

April 04, 2022
As the nation seeks to recruit and retain physician-scientists, gaps remain in understanding and addressing mitigatable challenges to the success of faculty from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds.

Study: Daytime napping and cognitive aging

March 17, 2022
A new study led by Dr. Yue Leng and published in Alzheimer's & Dementia suggests that excessive napping in older adults could be an early sign of dementia.

AARP Brain Health Behavior Change Report

March 16, 2022
AARP's Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) convened experts from around the world, including Dr. Kristine Yaffe, to examine how society can do more to support behavior – and changes in behavior – that promote brain health.

Study: Peripheral nerve impairment and dementia

March 11, 2022
A new study published in Neurology and led by CPBH faculty Willa Brenowitz, PhD, evaluated whether lower extremity peripheral nerve impairments were associated with higher incidence of dementia and whether associations differed by comorbidity subgroups.

Dr. Yaffe among top NIH-funded investigators

February 25, 2022
FY21 NIH funding rankings, generated by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, show Dr. Kristine Yaffe among the top 100 highest funded investigators across all U.S. departments of psychiatry. UCSF garnered the top spot among public institutions in funding from the NIH in 2021, holding the...

Dr. Yaffe joins journal as Associate Editor

February 14, 2022
We are excited to announce that Dr. Yaffe has joined the Editorial Board of Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases, an international peer-reviewed, open access, online journal.

Study: Sex differences and dementia risk in older Veterans

February 10, 2022
Published in Journal of Gerontology, a new study led by postdoc Jennifer Eastman assesses sex differences and risk of dementia in older U.S. Veterans. Read more here.

Study: Incidence of potentially disruptive medical and social events in older adults

February 07, 2022
A new study led by CPBH-affiliated UCSF junior faculty member Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, FNP sought to assess the incidence of potentially disruptive events in community-dwelling people with and without dementia. Knowing how often people with dementia experience these events can aid in anticipatory...

Postdoc Jennifer Eastman publishes on remote assessment of cardiovascular risk factors and cognition

February 04, 2022
Postdoc Jennifer Eastman, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at UCSF's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Center for Population Brain Health, and MIRECC fellow, published online ahead of print in JMIR Formative Research.

Study: 10-year VA and non-VA costs associated with TBI and dementia

February 04, 2022
Online head of print in Brain Injury: There is evidence Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is associated with increased risk of dementia (D). Investigators compared VA and non-VA facility costs associated with TBI+D and each diagnosis alone, relative to neither diagnosis, annually and over time, 2000-...

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