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Director, UCI MIND– Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine. UCI Mind is Orange County’s only federal and state designated Alzheimer’s disease research and diagnostic clinical center.

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UCI MIND is internationally recognized for its research accomplishments in disorders of the brain. The Institute is UCI's center for aging and dementia research, with our faculty seeking to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders. We aim to identify the life-style factors that promote wellness and "successful aging".


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UCI MIND was first established in 1995. At the time of its establishment, the center was named Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia (IBAD) and was led by the founding director, Dr. Carl W. Cotman. In January 2009, Dr. Cotman transitioned the directorship to Dr. Frank LaFerla.
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Help us at UCI MIND lead the fight against dementia. We rely on voluntary donations to continue our vital research to find cure for tomorrow. If you would like to make a donation to UCI Mind, click here.

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