A four-pronged approach

When Ann Horgas, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, found out, she was driving her car. It was Friday, at 4:45 p.m.
Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, was in her office. She screamed with joy.

Meredith Wicklund, M.D., and Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., were in clinic together. Bowers said, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it.”

The four UF Health faculty members said they were excited to find out they’d been awarded Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program grants from the Florida Department of Health. Together, they’ve been awarded almost $850,000 to better understand the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, how to innovatively
help those with it and how to integrate those communities into medical studies.

“We all have a common interest in the same end result,” said Wicklund, an assistant professor and former chief of the division of behavioral neurology in the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurology. “We want to help diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease — be it from different perspectives.”

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