The Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research is regarded as one of the best places to conduct research that includes women and considers the distinct but linked concepts of sex (biological) and gender (social) differences. They mentor and fund the next generation of researchers, supporting their cutting-edge research on issues that pose a significant threat to women’s health – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the intersection of mental health and physical health in those diseases. Presenting an overview is the Ludeman Center’s Co-Founder and Director, Dr Judy Regensteiner. She is also on the NIH's Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health. As the Ludeman Center’s director, Dr. Regensteiner leads an interdisciplinary team of nearly 90 researchers who focus on women's health and sex differences research.
The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
Posterior Cortical Atrophy or PCA is a condition of the brain that progressively worsens over time and affects areas in the brain that process visual information. Symptoms vary with the person, but the most common presentation at onset is having difficulty seeing despite a healthy eye examination. PCA is prevalent in Alzheimer’s disease and some other forms of dementia. Discussing PCA is Dr Victoria Pelak, Professor of Neurology & Ophthalmology at the CU School of Medicine with subspecialty fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology and subspecialty certification in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. Dr Pelak also hosts an international PCA Support Group.
The University of Colorado Alzheimer's & Cognition Center is part of the School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. The Center offers clinical care, clinical research and translational research through a collaboration with the UC Health System. The Center emphasizes both research and clinical care using a team approach, working collaboratively on the science and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr Pressman, a Behavioral Neurologist, treats patients, does clinical research and is Assistant Professor of Neulology at the CU School of Medicine.
The University of Colorado’s Alzheimer's and Cognition Center is part of the School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and offers clinical care and clinical research through a collaboration between the University of Colorado and the UC Health System. The Center uses a team approach with laboratory research scientists and neurology clinicians all working collaboratively on the science and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases. The Memory Disorders Clinic, headed by Dr Holden, is a key component of the Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with UC Health has created the Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Clinic. The clinic offers coordinated health care for adults with developmental disabilities and support for their families. Dr Jessica Solomon Sanders is a behavioral neurologist specializing in neurodevelopmental disabilities and discusses some of the larger issues the clinic addresses.
The University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center is part of the School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and offers clinical care and clinical research through a collaboration between the University of Colorado and the UC Health System. The Center uses a team approach with laboratory research scientists and neurology clinicians all working collaboratively on the science and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases. This program informs about the geriatric psychiatry component to patient care.
The All of Us Research Program is enrolling 1,000,000 or more people in this National Institutes of Health initiative. It is open to the general public with the intent of getting a more diverse pool of people willing to share their health information to help researchers understand why people get sick or stay healthy. Participants are from different races, ethnicities, age groups, and regions of the country. This presentation is presented by Outreach and Engagement Managers Mae Sandberg and Karen Buenrosto.
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) funds the brightest US researchers to change what’s possible for cerebral palsy. They are the foremost organization in the world that solely focuses on cerebral palsy research. CP is the most common lifelong physical disability in the world and it is one of the most underfunded. They find, fund, and support researchers who positively reshape what it’s like to live with CP.
Project CARE is a research study on emotions and caregivers' health for dementia family caregivers. The purpose of this research study is to understand the factors that influence compliance with social distancing recommendations during the pandemic. In addition, this study aims to understand how negative emotions along with social distancing requirements influence family caregivers' confidence in their ability to provide high-quality care for their relatives with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) is a non-profit community mental health center serving the City of Aurora. They provide a continuum of prevention, treatment intervention and wrap around recovery support services for children, families and older adults to over 25,000 individuals annually. This program shares valuable information about mental health for older adults during the Covid pandemic.
The Aurora Health Alliance (AHA) is a grass roots organization created to serve the health needs of the underserved in Aurora by bringing together health and community leaders to develop solutions to health access issues. The goal is to provide practical, innovative, and open approach to collaboration to react to current and anticipate future health needs in the Aurora community.
In the fall of 2001, a routine mammogram revealed breast cancer to broadcast journalist Sue Stretar. Follow her journey from diagnosis through treatment and learn the different options available in the battle against this disease. Sue shares the physical and emotional impact breast cancer had on her and the support she got from family, friends and the medical community. The overall theme is that early detection of cancer offers the best outcomes and recommends regular mammograms at a minimum.
The Story of Hospice, Special Care at the End of Life was produced for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The program has interviews with hospice doctors, caregivers, advocates, as well as a hospice patient to explain how hospice works and treats people at the end of their lives.