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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

UF neuroscientists find sex hormones may…

New research by University of Florida neuroscientists suggests that male and female sex hormones may play differing roles in risk-taking inclinations…

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MBI deputy director earns Alzheimer’s Association…

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., deputy director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, honored with the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime…

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UF postdoc to present to international audience…

Dr. Brittney Yegla to speak at Workshop on Research Definitions for Reserve and Resilience in Cognitive Aging and Dementia.

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Community News

Blood tests for Alzheimer’s explained

In The Conversation, Drs. Golde and DeKosky explain the new test, which shows high accuracy in detecting chemicals specific to Alzheimer’s.

Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute; Steven DeKosky, M.D., deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute

Researchers donate gloves, masks and other PPE to…

Researchers have joined an urgent effort to collect and donate PPE, to support clinical colleagues treating COVID-19.

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03/23/20 Update on COVID-19 from UF|Research

An update regarding research activities by David P. Norton, Ph.D., the VP for Research at UF Health.

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