Welcome to the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory Clinical Translational Research, also known as the CAM Center. Learn more about cognitive aging, our mission, and our research, education and community activities.

About the Center

The CAM Center is a multidisciplinary UF research center focused on brain aging and cognition. CAM Center researchers come from departments and colleges across campus and possess diverse expertise in the neurobiology of aging, neuroplasticity, physiology, behavior and clinical intervention. The Center's researchers are dedicated to the translation of leading-edge discoveries about brain aging into interventions that will preserve cognitive function and improve quality of life for older adults.

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The Mcknight Legacy

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Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Foundation

In 1999, a generous gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation led to a new name for the University of Florida’s Brain Institute — the Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. Evelyn F. McKnight and her husband William M. McKnight were interested in the effects of aging on memory, inspiring the establishment of the foundation as a legacy of support for brain research to alleviate the specific influence of age-related memory loss.

CAm Center News

Adams Woods named to UF Foundation Term…

The University of Florida has awarded Adam Woods, Ph.D., one of two UF Foundation Term Professorships for 2022-23. The three-year professorship…

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UF neuroscientist invited as panelist for GTC…

Dr. Adam Woods, associate chair for research and associate director of CAM, has been invited to be an esteemed panel expert to discuss “Advances in…

graphic of scientific data to announce a work session entitled advances in accelerated data science on September 22

Using Podcasts to Learn Neuroscience 20 Minutes…

Cristina Besosa is so fascinated with everything she has learned in her neuroscience classes that she wants to share it with others. Besosa, with the…

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Community News

CAM joins BRAIN Center to reach leaderboard of…

The Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory and UF’s Brain Injury, Rehab, & Neuroresilience Center teamed up to reach the leaderboard in the 2nd Annual…

Member of team BRAIN/CAM participating in neurotrauma fun run/walk in front of the McKnight Brain Institute

UF Chapter of The Youth Movement Against…

Researchers in the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory work hard to research and understand the causes, effects and implications of age related…

CAM members participates in 2021's Walk to End Alzheimer's

CAM Team Raises $3800 for Suicide Prevention

CAM center’s focus on cognitive aging and memory is ultimately about understanding and enhancing quality of life. That is why members of the center…

UF's Center for Aging and Memory Team battle the cold memory to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. The CAM team raised over $3800 - making them the top fundraising team of the event.

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