Welcome to the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, where research cuts across traditional academic departments and scientific disciplines to focus on mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and brain repair.
Neurodegeneration is a common theme of many nervous system diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, head trauma, epilepsy and stroke. These disorders are devastating and expensive, with annual costs currently exceeding several hundred billion dollars in the United States alone, and current treatments are inadequate. Adding to the urgency of the problem is the fact that the incidence of these age-related disorders is increasing rapidly as population demographics change.
Emory has a large and outstanding faculty who perform cutting edge neurodegenerative disease research. The research spans from genetic and environmental factors that cause disease, to development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, to clinical testing of new treatments. In addition, Emory Healthcare has a large and outstanding clinical faculty who provide comprehensive care, education and support for affected individuals and their families.