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Bay City  |  Traverse City | Petoskey Marquette


Research Night in Bay City

Thursday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Featuring presenter Dr. Judith Heidebrink
Pere Marquette Depot, 1000 Adams St., Bay City
RSVP to Maureen O'Reilly at or 248.996.1050 


Judith Heidebrink, MD, MS is a Richard D. and Katherine M. O’Connor Research Professor and has been affiliated with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center since 1995, when she began her fellowship training in Geriatric Neurology.  Her clinical and research interests focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  Dr. Heidebrink leads the University of Michigan’s participation in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).  This landmark study uses brain imaging and other biomarkers to evaluate the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  ADNI data support the belief that brain changes occur many years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease emerge.  ADNI techniques will soon be used to identify persons with very early Alzheimer’s pathology, in order to study therapies that might halt the disease even before symptoms appear.  Judy attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern and received her Neurology training at the University of Michigan.

Research Night in Traverse City

Wednesday May 9, 6-8 p.m.
Featuring presenter Dr. Henry Paulson
Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College,
 715 E. Front St., Traverse City
RSVP to Maureen O'Reilly at or 248.996.1050 


Research Night in Petoskey

Thursday, May 10, 6-8 p.m.
Featuring presenter Dr. Henry Paulson
Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770
RSVP to Maureen O'Reilly at or 248.996.1050 
  Henry Paulson, PhD, MD, directs the Micigan Alzheimer's Disease Center (MADC), working closely with MADC staff to define and implement the diverse initiatives through which the center fulfills its three-part mission. He joined the Center as Associate Director in 2009 and assumed Directorship in 2011. He has worked for more than twenty years on degenerative brain diseases, both inherited and acquired. As a neurologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Paulson is deeply committed to translating findings from the research bench to the patient bedside. Toward that goal, he is focused on building connections between scientists, clinicians and the public, not only across the University of Michigan campus but also across the state of Michigan. He received his MD and PhD degrees from Yale University School of Medicine and his Neurology training at the University of Pennsylvania.


More information coming soon on our 2018 Research Night in Marquette and Holland!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Detroit, Southfield and Grand Rapids!


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