Dr. Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., serves as the faculty advisor for the MADC and has a longstanding history of connecting with the community to promote a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. Dr. Giordani is very supportive of MADC’s outreach efforts. Through MADC’s community impact, he is hopeful that “it will continue to increase and become an important source to improve care of patients, caregivers and families. Also through our community involvement, we hope to develop strong resources for patient recruitment so that we can have people directly take part in research to help end this disease.”
In addition to his MADC role, Dr. Giordani has served on the Executive Board of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter (MGLC) since 2007. He is the Primary Delegate Assembly Member for the MGLC, representing both the chapter and the needs of Michigan families at National Conferences.
He has also been nominated to serve on the Assembly Delegate Steering Committee, which will set all nationwide initiatives in the areas of Alzheimer’s research, care, support, and public policy efforts. Dr. Giordani volunteers his time to give numerous talks around the state, disseminating the latest efforts in research to families in layman’s terms, while also actively recruiting participants for local research studies. Dr. Giordani is not only a driving force for quality care of persons with dementia and their families within the University of Michigan Health System, but across the state and the country as well.
Dr. Giordani’s interest in memory and aging research stems from two things. The first is that many people in his own family have lived to be very old, many above 90 and this has increased his interest in learning more about this age group. In addition to appreciating his work with older adults, he also loves working with children. In his observation of both children and older adults he has seen many similarities in condition problems which have encouraged his interest in research involving both age groups.
Dr. Giordani is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and is the Neuropsychology Section Chief Psychologist at the University of Michigan. He received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology at the University of Virginia with specialties in clinical and health psychology, where he also completed an internship in Clinical Psychology and a NIH Fellowship in Neuroscience. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan and has been named a Fellow in the Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology divisions of the American Psychological Association.
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