Deb Barnes presents at UC Davis Alzheimer's Distinguished Lecture Series

February 07, 2020
Dr. Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco and a Research Health Science Specialist at the San Francisco VA. Her research focuses on identifying modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment and...

Dr. Byers advances knowledge on late-life suicide and primary care in recent JAGS publication.

February 03, 2020
Comorbidity Profiles Identified in Older Primary Care Patients Who Attempt Suicide.

Dr. Byers awarded a federal grant for ongoing research of older Veterans and suicide.

February 03, 2020
Grant title: "The Role of Medications in Predicting Suicide-Related Outcomes and Unintended Death in Older Veterans" Grant type: VA Merit Award Funding Institute: Clinical Science Research & Development Service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development

Dr. Yaffe elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 23, 2019
Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 100 new members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Election to the NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding...

Dr. Yaffe appointed to the California Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force

By CATHIE ANDERSON on August 14, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday morning a team of heavy-hitting scientists, politicians, innovators and industry leaders will join the state’s former first lady, Maria Shriver, on a task force addressing the challenges that Alzheimer’s disease poses for a graying California.

Surprising Differences Found In How Sleep Medications Increase Dementia Risk For Some, Protect Others

July 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles evaluates drug and non-drug treatments to improve sleep patterns in persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Vision and Hearing Loss May Raise Risk of Dementia in Older Adults

July 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES, JULY 14, 2019 — Two studies reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles found that experiencing multiple sensory impairments, such as vision and hearing problems, are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia in older...