The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.
Polina Ilieva, who oversees UCSF Archives and Special Collections, is working to preserve the items in the collection, to make them accessible to internal and external audiences, and to move toward digitizing the entire collection of artifacts.
While Maribel has never been able to shake the hand of the anesthesiologist who held hers in her time of need, she has the opportunity to assist other care providers every day through her work at UCSF.
Brains age, just like the rest of the body, even for those don't get neurological disease, according to an Institute of Medicine report released on April 14. While aging does more damage to some than others, most people can take steps to improve their health.