Office for Aging Research and Health Services

Contact Us

Yeates Conwell, M.D., Director
(585) 275-6739 (tentative)
Yeates_Conwell@URMC.Rochester.edu

Carol Podgorski, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., Associate Director
(585) 275-8307
Carol_Podgorski@URMC.Rochester.edu

Vicki Perry
(585) 273-1812

Vicki_Perry@URMC.Rochester.edu

Address

Office for Aging Research and Health Services
University of Rochester Medical Center
The Del Monte Building
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
Room G-11318


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Walking Directions within the Medical Center

Visitors can park in the MRB lot (Kornberg Research Bldg) off Elmwood Ave (on your left just before the light at Kendrick Rd). You will see a circular driveway with a tall stainless steel clock in the middle.

From the parking lot, come in through the doors and take a quick right through the 2nd set of doors, into the Flaum Atrium. Take the open staircase along the right wall, to the top landing. Turn left and proceed down the long hallway until you come to the carpeted area (#1 on wall in front of you). At that intersection, turn left and take hallway almost to the end. The OARHS office is on the right hand side right after the flooring changes (1-5724).

From the SMH parking ramp, enter the hospital lobby and proceed right, past the information desk and coffee shop. Follow the yellow ceiling tags until they come to the end of the carpeted area. At that intersection, turn right take hallway almost to the end. The OARHS office is on the right hand side right after the flooring changes (1-5724).

Article of the Month

Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults

Mapstone et al, Nat Med 2014

 

Dr. Mapstone and his colleagues are trying to develop novel and inexpensive ways to detect Alzheimer’s disease for early treatment and testing new interventions. In this study they describe the discovery and validation of a set of lipids found in blood that may represent some of the early biological changes in Alzheimer’s disease.  This finding, if found in other studies may herald a new paradigm for detecting the disease much earlier than is currently possible.  A blood test could be developed which would be easy to administer and inexpensive and may allow for earlier treatments when they may do the most good.

 

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