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

Drs. Bizon and Setlow discuss cannabis and the…

Drs. Jen Bizon and Barry Setlow study the influence cannabis has on GABAergic signaling…


CAM graduate student, Cheshire Hardcastle…

Cheshire Hardcastle, a graduate student in lab of Dr. Adam Woods, earned the Dissertation Research Award, sponsored by the Science Directorate of the…

Cheshire Hardcastle, PhD student

UF study shows artificial intelligence’s…

By Michelle Koidin Jaffee and Todd Taylor New research published today shows that a form of artificial intelligence combined with MRI scans of the…

Joseph Gullett, PhD at a computer pointing to research on the screen.

Community News

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.

CAM and Department of Neuroscience Hosts…

For the past 20 months scientists have figured out a way to carry out conferences and listen to speakers virtually. The draw back is that the…

Neuromatch Meetup Announcement. December 1 and 2. Sponsored by Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Cognitive Aging. Topics include machine learning work that has an explicit biological link.

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

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