MADCC hosts first research symposium, health fair

May 30, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center or MADCC — is hosting its first annual research symposium and health fair at the North Campus Research Complex on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2.

On Thursday, the research symposium for researchers and clinicians will feature keynote lectures complemented by shorter talks from investigators from three participating research universities: U-M, Wayne State University and Michigan State University. Keynote lectures will be given by Suzanne Craft, Ph.D., director at Wake Forest’s Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center,, and Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Minnesota.

The symposium will also include featured lectures by Laura Zahodne, Ph.D., and Scott Roberts, Ph.D., from U-M and Lisa Lapidus, Ph.D., from Michigan State University, as well as oral and poster presentations from junior investigators throughout the day.

Registration is still open for the symposium. To register, click here.

On Friday, June 2, the health fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the North Campus Research Complex’s Building 18 dining hall. It is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty members and staff, along with the general public,.

Attendees will learn about local community health organizations, current research in dementia and resources for seniors.

In addition to multiple vendors from the university and community, there will be presentations on wellness and research as well as a keynote presentation by Craft titled “Enhancing Brain Health & Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Can We Do Right Now?”

For more information about either of these events, contact Renee Gadwa at or 734-764-5137.