The MULTI-PARTNER CONSORTIUM TO EXPAND DEMENTIA RESEARCH IN LATIN AMERICA is launched with the generous support of Alzheimer’s Association, NIH/National Institutes of Aging, Tau Consortium – Rainwater Charitable Foundation, and Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). The Consortium aims to improve dementia characterization and to develop new advances in dementia treatment in diverse and underserved populations across Latin America—including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—and the US. These advances will broaden the understanding of the genetic and environmental aspects of frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This extraordinary collaboration brings together experts in the fields of neurology, neuropsychology, geriatrics, psychiatry, neuroscience, and genetics from across Latin America, thus promoting harmonization of global strategies to treat and, ultimately, prevent dementia. Congrats to the team, including Agustin Ibanez, Alberto Avila-Funes, Ana Luisa Sosa, Andrea Slachevsky, Bruce Miller, Diana Matallana, Francisco Lopera, Jennifer Yokoyama, Kate Possin, Ken Kosik, Leonel Takada, María Isabel Behrens, Nilton Custodio, Ricardo Nitrini, and Victor Valcour.

Sources of Project Funding:
Alzheimer’s Association
Tau Consortium – Rainwater Charitable Foundation
NIH/National Institutes of Aging 1R01AG057234
Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)

Start Date: 04/01, 2020; Completion Date: 12/01, 2024

Program Directors: Agustin Ibanez, Jennifer Yokoyama, Kate Possin, Ken Kosik, Victor Valcour, Bruce Miller

Principal Investigators: Jennifer Yokoyama, Katherine Possin, Ricardo Nitrini, Leonel Takada, Nilton Custodio, Diana Matallana, Francisco Lopera, Ana Luisa Sosa, Alberto Avila-Funes, Andrea Slachevsky, María Isabel Behrens, Agustin Ibanez.

Research coordinators: Maira Okada de Oliveira, Stefanie Piña Escudero, Maritza Pintado

Centers and Institutions

1. Argentina Institute for Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience, CONICET- INECO Foundation
2. Brazil: Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo
3. Chile: Geroscience FONDAP
4. Chile: Hospital Clinico, Universidad de Chile
5. Chile: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
6. Colombia: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Hospital Universitario San Ignacio
7. Colombia: Universidad de Antioquia
8. Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (LAC-CD)
9 Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutrición
10. Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía
11. Peru: Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias
12. USA: Hudson Alpha, California
13. USA: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)-Memory and Aging Center (MAC), and Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)

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