University of Pennsylvania’s Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center Site Visit Recap

On Friday, April 25th, Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) representatives from around the country along with National Institute on Aging (NIA) program staff gathered for a site visit at the University of Pennsylvania as part of their Spring ADC Meeting.

Visitors started their day with a tour of the historic Pennsylvania Hospital where they had the opportunity to view the Pine Street garden in full bloom with its gorgeous azalea bushes and wisteria vines estimated to be over 100 years old as well as the country’s oldest surgical Amphitheatre, dating back to the 1800’s.

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Following the tour, visitors made their way over to Penn’s Smilow Center for Translational Research for several presentations led by Penn ADCC affiliates and a debut viewing of the University of Pennsylvania ADCC Virtual Tour video, highlighting several other Penn ADCC collaborators and their contributions to the ADC. Lectures covered topics from the Clinical Core; Neuropathology, Genetics, and Biomarker Core; and the Education, Recruitment, and Retention Core (see video and slides below).

 To conclude the University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center Site Visit, visitors were offered an optional tour of the Penn Memory Center, located in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, then provided transportation back to the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel where ADC administrators met for their conference and additional lectures.

University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center Virtual Tour:

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