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With the aging of the population, it has become a global priority to better understand how to detect, monitor and treat neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease. These conditions often result in a devastating loss of memory and thinking abilities, and ultimately impacts the independence of our elders and the well-being of their families and our society at large. The mission of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging (CNSA) at the University of Miami is to be a national and international leader in understanding the aging brain and a hub to develop and implement the most state-of-the-art techniques for the study of brain disorders.

The CNSA is grounded upon three pillars: research, clinical care, and education. Our scientists are leaders in the development of cutting-edge methodologies to diagnose and treat cognitive disorders. Home to the state-funded and prestigious University of Miami Memory Disorders Clinic, our Center specialists are experts in the provision of clinical care for aging adults and their families.

As part of a major academic medical center, the CNSA is committed to training the next generation of leaders in the fields of gerontology, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Our established training program ensures that we equip future health professionals with the most advanced knowledge to successfully intervene using evidence-based methods to diagnose and treat cognitive disorders. Because our Center focuses on generating patient-centered clinical research with an emphasis on cognitive disorders that affect our aging population, our training program serves as an unmatched platform to prepare future clinician-scientists.

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