Education Core

Overview

The Education & Outreach Core is responsible for coordinating the educational and outreach activities of the ADC. The Education Core provides education about AD to a range of audiences, including health care professionals, family caregivers, ADC research participants, researchers and the lay public. Through its educational programs, the Education Core also seeks to promote involvement in Center research efforts, particularly among African Americans. Core investigators have broad interests and expertise in health education pertaining to AD, including the following areas: early detection and treatment, late-stage treatment and management issues, home safety, illness perceptions, genetics, risk assessment, caregiver interventions, multicultural outreach and health literacy.

Activities

The Education Core helps sponsor a range of activities, including the following:

  • Community outreach and education
  • Education of primary care providers re: detection and treatment of AD
  • Educational conferences for professional and family caregivers
  • Training in dementia research for junior investigators and students
  • BU ADC Bulletin (Center newsletter)
  • Center website
  • The PAIRS Program (an educational program for first-year medical students)

Collaborations

The Education Core works closely with other organizations at the Center, community and national levels in order to carry out its educational mission. These groups include:

Key Personnel