David A. Bennett, MD
David A. Bennett, MD, is the Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences and director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. Bennett received the degree of bachelor of science with high distinction and high honors in physiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1979. He earned his doctorate in medicine from Rush Medical College in 1984. Following his medical internship, Bennett returned to Rush for residency training in neurology and a research fellowship in dementia. IBennett is internationally known for his research regarding the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other common neurologic conditions of aging. His primary research interest is understanding the neurobiologic pathways linking genetic and environmental risk factors to loss of cognition, and understanding why many older persons are able to live with severe Alzheimer's disease changes in the brain without suffering from memory loss (cognitive or neural reserve). Bennett is principal investigator of several studies funded by the National Institute on Aging, including the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Core Center, the Religious Orders Study and the Rush Memory and Aging Project. He also directs the Regional Alzheimers Disease Assistance Center for Northern Illinois for the Illinois Department of Public Health. He serves on numerous state, national, and international advisory and editorial boards, and has more than 300 manuscript publications.
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