Our Research Approach
The long predicted "age boom" is upon us, but we as a society are totally unprepared to manage it from medical, public health, education, and fiscal perspectives. PENN has made a significant commitment to address this public health issue through research programs that focus on aging and aging-related diseases - particularly brain diseases - and by establishing a network of partners to carry out this research and translate research findings to the clinic and the public-at-large.
CNDR embodies the efforts at PENN to fit the pieces of the neurodegenerative disease puzzle together so we are able to understand the mechanisms that underlie them and thereby develop better ways to diagnose, treat, and, perhaps, even prevent neurodegenerative diseases so that we can improve the quality of life for all members of our aging population. Learn more about CNDR through the links below.
- Conceptual Framework
- Research Programs
- Disease-oriented Overviews
- Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
- CNDR Facilities
- Partners and Programs