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Sanders-Brown Center on Aging


Director: Linda Van Eldik, PhD 

Established in 1979, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) conducts research, education and outreach, and clinical programs on healthy brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders.

Highly productive and collaborative basic and clinical scientists work together, producing synergistic and high impact research that is changing the field of aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders.

Center scientists are focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in development and progression of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and stroke, and are seeking new knowledge breakthroughs to combat these diseases of the elderly.

The ultimate goal of the SBCoA is to catalyze innovative and outstanding research while ensuring a more rapid rate of progress toward new therapies to delay or prevent age-related brain disorders, so that our human volunteers, patients and caregivers become the beneficiaries of our advances in knowledge.

In 1985, the SBCoA was named as an Alzheimer’s Disease Center, one of the original ten centers funded by the National Institute on Aging. The University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center (UK-ADC) supports and facilitates research aimed at elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms underlying the transitions from normal cognitive aging to the development of cognitive impairment, with a long-term goal of enabling more effective translation of this mechanistic knowledge to intervention strategies. The UK-ADC also promotes education and outreach, provides clinical and neuropathological diagnoses and care of patients with cognitive impairment, and runs an active clinical trials program to test potential new therapies. These activities are critical because, with the aging of the population worldwide, age-related cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease are reaching epidemic proportions requiring a desperate need to identify strategies for effective therapeutic intervention.

We invite you to explore our website for more details about our research, education and outreach, and clinical programs.

For more information: 859-323-0590 or 859-323-5550    Fax: 859-257-4233    Web: www.uky.edu/coa 

Clinic Location

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
1030 South Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504

Center/Mailing Address

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
101 Sanders-Brown Building
800 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536

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