Lisa Barnes

, PhD

Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center

Lisa L. Barnes, PhD, is the Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and a cognitive neuropsychologist within the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. She is also the Associate Director of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan in biopsychology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. She has been a faculty member at Rush Medical College since 1999. Dr. Barnes has received many NIH grants and has published over 300 manuscripts. Her research interests include disparities in chronic diseases of aging, cognitive decline, and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. She is the Principal Investigator of the Minority Aging Research Study (MARS), which has been funded by NIA since 2004, and the Clinical Core Leader for the Rush African American Clinical Core. She advocates for recruitment of under-represented groups into clinical studies and has received many awards and fellowships.

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Tuesday Oct. 17
1:30–2:15 PM ET
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Achieving Equity in Alzheimer's Disease

As Alzheimer’s therapies continue to make great progress, questions remain about how we can ensure equitable access to the right treatments, for the right patients, at the right time. What do we know--and not know--about the etiology of the disease in and the impact of new treatments on minoritized, and especially Black, populations?  Key Question: How do we achieve success with such low rates of racial and ancestral diversity in clinical trials?

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