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Florida Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence

The grant supports the establishment of a unique statewide effort to coordinate and organize community resources to help patients and their families who are impacted by Alzheimer’s.

The grant enabled FAU to recruit a nationally renowned neuroscientist/researcher who is building a team and putting together a community wide strategy to coordinate services and information so the community has a one-stop shop for Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones.

Florida Atlantic University is honored to be selected by the State of Florida as a leader in this crucial phase of Alzheimer’s disease care and research, as a pending first-in-state designated FACE Phase III center. FAU is uniquely positioned to provide the necessary resources to our communities to increase awareness, aid caregivers, allow for earlier diagnosis and treatment, and devise research programs.

The University is directing these activities through FAU Health, a collaboration of the region’s leading public and private academic, medical, and business leaders in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties to serve the four million citizens in the region. The mission is to serve the health care needs of our community through collaborative education with research integration and interprofessional practice. The vision is to drive our region’s future health care by leveraging collective resources, developing an exceptional workforce, and innovating the care we provide to our aging population. The goal is to set a national standard.

FAU Health includes health care education and practice within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (COM), the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing (CON) and the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work (CSW), and will incorporate other colleges at FAU, as needed, to establish best practices. All three colleges feature excellence in training the best in the health care field and retaining graduates in Florida. FAU CON already has renowned expertise at the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, which is an existing FACE Memory Disorder Clinic. It sponsors the New Horizons in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Symposium, an annual educational event in ADRD, the annual “Keep Memories Alive” walk with the Caring Hearts Auxiliary, and along

with COM, has been the recipient of ADRD pilot grant funding. The symposium is an annual event highlighting plenary speakers and panels on ADRD research within and outside of the university.

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