The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) was founded in 2012 to advance discovery and reduce the societal burden of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Since then, VMAC has become a national leader in characterizing molecular factors that increase risk or promote resilience to downstream consequences of AD neuropathology. The Center established participant enrollment pipelines; developed a scalable infrastructure for multimodal data acquisition, processing and analysis; and built interdisciplinary educational opportunities. To advance VMAC to the next level, The Center must integrate AD initiatives in clinical and basic science across campus into a sustainable interdisciplinary, trans-institutional partnership and fill remaining infrastructure gaps. The TIPs award will be used to expand existing capabilities and support building new activities to position VMAC as the trans-institutional hub of all AD basic science, clinical research and educational initiatives and as a world-class translational research center.
Lead Faculty in bold
School of medicine (Clinical)
- Angela Jefferson, Professor of Neurology.
- Paul Newhouse, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
- Timothy Hohman, Associate Professor of Neurology.
- Matthew Schrag, Assistant Professor of Neurology.
- Consuelo Wilkins, Professor of Medicine.
School of Medicine (Basic SCIENCES)
- Carrie Jones, Associate Professor of Pharmacology.
- Charles Sanders, Associate Professor of Pharmacology.
school of engineering
- Bennett Landman, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. Li
- Ethan Lippman, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
College of arts and sciences
- Rena Robinson, Associate Professor of Chemistry.