The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as opened the new Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, which will serve as an important research hub for Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory disorders. Led by UM professor of neurology and Center Director Dr. James Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., this new center will focus on research and treatment of neurogenerative brain diseases. They will also provide medical care for patients with these diseases.

What sets the center apart most notably is Dr. Galvin’s passion for attending to brain health on a preventative basis. “It is time we did more to help people protect their brains,” he said.

Toward this end, Dr. Galvin and his team are working to understand individuals’ risks for developing diseases common age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, vascular cognitive impairment, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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