Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Dr. Bennett Directs the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is the Principal Investigator of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center including the Religious Orders Study, and the Rush Memory and Aging Project, two prospective studies of risk factors for common diseases of aging in which all participants are organ donors. Dr. Bennett’s group have published on the relation of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with decision making, literacy, well-being, and a variety of psychological traits. Over the past decade, Dr. Bennett’s team generated an unprecedented multi-level omic platform in blood, brain, spinal cord and muscle tissue being mined by investigators worldwide to identify novel therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. His group is now generating cell lines on autopsied study participants for ex vivo interrogation of potential targets. Dr. Bennett serves on numerous national and international advisory boards and editorial boards. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bennett was the recipient of the 2018 Potampkin Prize for Research on Picks, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Related Dementia. He has more than 900 peer-reviewed publications with more than 130,000 citations and an h index=169.