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Carey Gleason, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison VA GRECC
Areas of Interest:
neuropsychology, Alzheimer's disease, Under-Represented Groups, estrogen, hormone therapy, Aging and Cognition
Biography & Research:
For the past 7 years, I have been integrally involved as core faculty of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC; NIH-NIA P50 AG033514). In my position as Center Administrator and leader of the Neuropsychology Service, I can access the multitude of resources available through the ADRC. In 2013, I was named co-Leader of the Wisconsin ADRC’s Minority Recruitment Satellite Program (MRSP). This position grew out of my interest in community-based research. For example, I developed a research application and was funded in 2012 by the Wisconsin Partnership Program to conduct a project to improve participation in and accuracy of memory screening efforts in the African American community. In 2013, I obtained funding for a project involving an intervention for behavioral symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older African Americans (The Living Well with Memory Loss Project). In addition to my work with the Wisconsin ADRC, I have led and co-led a number of clinical trials. For example, I collaborated on the KEEPS-Cognitive and Affective Study, a multi-site, NIH-NIA funded clinical trial investigating the cognitive and mood effects of menopausal hormone therapy (R01 AG029624). With support from an NIH-K23 and a UW-CTSA funding program, I conducted clinical trials investigating the cognitive effects of isoflavones in healthy older adults and patients with Alzheimer’s disease (K23 AG024302).