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Five Roskamp Scientists attended and presented posters at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

2015 Giving Challenge

Open UniversityThree Ph.D.'s Graduates.  Congratulations to Megha Verma, Robert Pelot, and Zuchra Zakirova, who recently received their Ph.D.s in Neuroscience from the Roskamp Institute via the Open University (OU) in the United Kingdom (UK). 

Roskamp InstituteRoskamp Institute was featured in an ABC7 news feature on Alzheimer's Disease,  You can watch the broacast here.

July 13 - 16 Seminars at Roskamp Institute.  Please join us for these presentations:

Monday 13th 11AM - Aine Kelly
Fit for purpose: the impact of exercise on cognitive function
Dr. Aine Kelly - Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Department of Physiology, Trinity College Dublin

Tuesday 14th 10AM - Gernot Riedel
Getting closer to sporadic models of dementia and refining analysis tools
Professor Gernot Riedel, Chair in Systems Neuroscience, University of Aberdeen

Wednesday 15th 10AM - Bettina Platt
BACE1: The link between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?
Professor Bettina Platt, Chair in Translational Neuroscience School of Medical Sciences College of Life Sciences and Medicine University of Aberdeen

Thursday 16th 11AM - Juan Canales
Tracing new paths for addiction recovery: Focus on the trace amine-associated receptor 1
Dr. Juan Canales - Reader in Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Psychology, University of Leicester

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Roskamp Institute,  

We have some exciting news to share!   Interest in the Roskamp Institute's cutting-edge research into a cure for Alzheimer's Disease continues to grow.   Recently, Hayley Wielgus Winitz of ABC-7 in Sarasota toured the Institute to learn more about our work on Alzheimer's Disease and other disorders of the brain.   Her report will be televised on ABC-7 tonight, July 2, at 11:00 PM.   

June 2015 Seminars at Roskamp Institute Please join us to hear our guest speakers on Tuesday 6/16 and Thursday 6/18. Both start at 11:00 AM.

2015-06-16_Event  2015-06-18 Event

RI Student Research DayThe Roskamp Institute Student Research Day Friday June 12, 2015 at Roskamp Instiute.  Please join us for the presentations.




Sunbeam Study - Multiple SclerosisNew Clinical Trials at Roskamp Institute Clinic: 

Multiple Sclerosis Study
Sunbeam Study

Yahdinah Alvarez
941-256-8018 ext. 355
Study site: Roskamp Institute

Clinical trial for Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment:

the Amaranth study

Parkinson's study- DyskinesiaMay 2015 - There is a  new Parkinson's clinical trial study at Roskamp Institute.  Information can be found here or from the Clinical Trials page.



 RI Seminar: The Brain and MusicROSKAMP INSTITUTE SEMINAR Friday, April 24, 12:00 pm

The Brain and Music: Ancient Circuitry and Treatment Implications

Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D. Director of the Stroke and Cognitive Neurology Program, James A. Haley VA Hospital, Professor of Neurology, University of Central Florida Cognitive Neurology Consultant, The Roskamp Institute.

Megan OrlandoMegan Orlando, a State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota student and intern in our Vision Research Program, has been named to the 2014 All-Florida Academic Team and awarded the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates within the Marine Immunology Program at Mote Marine Laboratory.

The Roskamp Institute, in partnership with the Open University in the UK, offers a 3-4 year doctoral degree in Neuroscience. We have posted an ad for two positions available on naturejobs.com which you can view here.

Roskamp Insitute Clinic is a clinical trial site location site for a new Alzheimer's Disease study.


Roskamp Institute hosted the Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter of BioFlorida in March for a panel discussion on the topic: Intellectual Property and Start Ups for the life sciences industry.   METV recorded the meeting which you can view here.

Industry executives, an angel investor and an IP attorney participated in a panel discussion regarding the role of intellectual property protections in start ups/ventures, the timing and procedures pertinent to seeking IP protections, and when to pursue international protections. Panelists also provided insights regarding enforcement of IP rights and recent trends in IP.

Michael Mullan has written an editorial in the Herald Tribune: Alzheimer's treatment may confirm Roskamp research

April, 2015 - A new RI job opening has been posed on our Careers page: Medical Office Assistant - RI Neurology Clinic

RI Seminar- Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:30 AM
Please join us as Scott Ferguson, Ph.D. presents:

Applying an Anti-Inflammatory Strategy in a Mouse Model of Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury

ROSKAMP INSTITUTE SEMINAR Friday, March 27, 12:00 PM Auditorium:

Art and the Brain: Neurobiology, Evolution and Therapeutic Insights

Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D. Director of the Stroke and Cognitive Neurology Program, James A. Haley VA Hospital, Professor of Neurology, University of Central Florida Cognitive Neurology Consultant

Dr. Crawford is on the Hill in Washington DC today with four other esteemed members of the Gulf War Illness Research community. She and her colleagues will be briefing House and Senate staff on the significance of Gulf War Illness Research and the progress made in the last few years. She will be presenting the Roskamp Institute Gulf War Illness Research Program. Gulf War Illness Research Program

Roskamp Institute Seminar 2015-02-27ROSKAMP INSTITUTE SEMINAR: Friday, 02/27/15 12:00 PM: The Human Frontal Lobes - Evolutionary Insights and Implications for Therapies

Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D.
Director of the Stroke and Cognitive Neurology Program, James A. Haley VA Hospital,
Professor of Neurology, University of Central Florida
Cognitive Neurology Consultant, The Roskamp Institute

Salt & Light Radio interview our CEO Fiona Crawford, Ph.D. about Alzheimer's disease, including our Institutes' research and clinic.  The interview begins at the 13 minute mark of the program.

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Welcome to the Roskamp

The Roskamp Institute is devoted to understanding causes of and finding cures for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and addictions. Based in Sarasota, Florida, the Institute utilizes a broad range of scientific approaches to understanding the causes of and potential therapies for these disorders with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease.

The Mission of The Roskamp Institute is to conduct scientific research to discover safe and effective new drug therapies to successfully treat diseases of the mind and to promote healthy aging.

Headed by Dr. Fiona Crawford, the institute employs experienced and interdisciplinary scientists and technicians and houses state-of-the-art research labs and equipment to conduct scientific research. The quality of research performed at the institute reflects its motto: Better science. Real discovery.

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