Q&A from 2015 Research Education Event

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center hosted our annual Research Education Event. After a series of presentations and a lively Q&A, there were still some unanswered questions. We tried to address them here for you, but please feel free to post more questions in the comments, if we didn’t quite answer it for you.

Videos of the talks will be posted on our YouTube channel shortly.

We hope you find these answers helpful.

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