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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Alzheimer research initiative announced
In an effort to expand Alzheimer's disease research on the campus of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, a major fundraising initiative is underway to support research at The Pat Summitt Clinic. The announcement comes as the medical center celebrates The Pat Summitt Clinic's one year anniversary. The Alzheimer's Research Initiative represents the evolution of the clinic as it continues to fulfill the organization's mission to serve through healing, education and discovery, and grows toward becoming a nationally recognized Alzheimer's disease center. Legendary basketball coach and teamwork expert, Pat Summitt envisioned a place in East Tennessee where patients, families, caregivers, and leading medical experts would work collaboratively to improve care and support, educate future physicians and clinicians, and conduct ground-breaking research in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Inspired by coach Summitt's vision, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January 2017, supported in part by a grant from The Pat Summitt Foundation, allowing the medical center to increase the capacity of Alzheimer's patients to address the growing need in the region. Today the clinic, the first and only of its kind in the region, serves approximately 3,500 patients in East Tennessee. That number is expected to increase to approximately 6,000 within the next five years. The initiative Miles is leading will directly support the research focus at the clinic. There are currently an estimated 5 million cases of Alzheimer's disease in the nation. That number is expected to more than triple, to 16 million, by the year 2050. According to Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic, the fundraising initiative will provide for significant expansion of the multi-disciplinary research being conducted at the facility, with a focus on the structure, function, behavior, and pathology of the brain as well as how each is impacted by Alzheimer's disease. "As Alzheimer's moves closer to becoming an epidemic in our country, it is imperative that we increase our research initiatives to ultimately seek a cure for this disease," Fernandez said. "We greatly appreciate the passion that Amy Miles brings to the Alzheimer's Research Initiative on behalf of all those impacted by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. She does so also in memory of Pat Summitt and demonstrates much of that same powerful and positive spirit that the coach brought in working to defeat Alzheimer's disease."


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