Harvard Pop Center awarded grant by NIA to further research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older adults in rural South Africa

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) a five-year grant to further its research on a rapidly growing, under-studied, at-risk population—older adults in rural South Africa— by honing in on the social and biological risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The Cognitive Function, … Continue reading “Harvard Pop Center awarded grant by NIA to further research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older adults in rural South Africa”

Dr. Matthew Gillman named director of revamped NIH program focused on child health & development

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Matthew Gillman, MD, has been selected by National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the program director of ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes), a revamped approach to achieving the same goals as the retired National Children’s Study, an NIH initiative ordered by Congress that was halted in 2014.