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Many Division faculty members are active in research activities that focus on mobility, urinary and fecal incontinence, Alzheimer's disease and related memory problems, nutrition, geriatric heart failure, end-of-life care, advanced illness management, functional outcomes of geriatric health care, and quality improvement. Basic biomedical research initiatives include studies of cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease including the role of monocytes and macrophages, endothelial cells, apolipoproteins, dietary factors, and the anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory activity of peptide mimics of apolipoproteins.