Research

2020 Safadi Lecture

Hosted by the Safadi Program of Excellence in Clinical and Translational Neuroscience The University of Chicago Medicine

"NEUROVASCULAR PATHWAYS TO COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: FROM VASCULAR DEMENTIA TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND BEYOND"

Costantino Iadecola, MD
Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director/Chair, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University, New York, NY

Annual Safadi Lecture
delivered on Video Zoom 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

View the Lecture Here

Costantino Iadecola, M.D. is Director and Chair of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine. A pioneer in establishing the concept of neurovascular unit, Dr. Iadecola has championed the involvement of neurovascular dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases, and the role of innate immunity and the microbiome in ischemic brain injury.  He has published over 350 papers and is listed by Clarivate Analytics as one of world’s “Highly Cited Researchers for ranking in the top one percent of the most-cited authors in the field of neuroscience and behavioral sciences. A member of the Association of American Physicians, Dr. Iadecola has received numerous honors and recognitions, including two prestigious Jacob Javits Awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and most recently being named Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.