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Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

McKnight Brain Institute

Focused on mitigating age-related decline in memory and cognitive functions

The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) was established in 2004 by a gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation to support research in cognitive aging and age related memory loss, excluding Alzheimer’s Disease.

Brain Health Advocacy Mission

BHAM aims to help people improve and maintain their brain health for both the present and for the future, starting young (18+), which is important for preventing cognitive decline and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson disease.

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We're comprised of UAB scientists, biostatisticians and clinicians

Utilizing state of the art laboratory facilities, brain imaging modalities, and clinical settings, the faculty and students explore the mechanisms that underlie human and nonhuman cognitive neuroscience in an effort to develop new interventions for creating cognitive resilience as we age.

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We see collaborative science as key to future discovery

The basic laboratory will need to understand the clinical targets for which mechanisms have to be established, and those working in the clinical setting will need a clearer understanding of mechanisms in order to select biologically-targeted interventions to preserve and to restore declining memory.

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