• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

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Charting Our Progress is CVL’s annual review, with archives available

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Dallas Foundation Builds Bridge Between Supporters, University

Nov. 12, 2015

Study of the aging brain, pediatric hearing aids and social service to area families are among the UT Dallas efforts supported by recent grants through the University’s longtime partnership with the Dallas Foundation.

The foundation oversees more than 300 funds, assisting philanthropists in connecting with projects in education, research and other areas. Several million dollars in gifts through the foundation, representing the interests of its benefactors, have supported work across the University beginning in the 1960s.

The foundation’s AWARE fund has boosted research and treatment of the aging mind at the Center for Vital Longevity (CVL). Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at CVL and Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, will be receiving support for the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study. The study examines relationships among neural structure, brain function and cognition across the lifetime. Dr. Kristen Kennedy, also at CVL, received support to research genetic modifiers of how the brain changes with age and how this knowledge might be used to hold off cognitive decline.

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