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BioFlorida EventThe Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter of BioFlorida Thursday, March 26th at Roskamp Institute for a program entitled, "Intellectual Property and Start Ups."

Attend this two-hour networking program and hear from an interactive panel comprised of IP experts and business executives in the life sciences industry.

Industry executives, an angel investor and an IP attorney will participate 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 will also provide insights regarding enforcement of IP rights and recent trends in IP.

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

Please RSVP 941-256-8019 Lunch is provided SPACE IS LIMITED!!

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.

2015 Reaqson To HopeFiona Crawford, Ph.D. was a guest speaker at the 2015 Reason to Hope Luncheon; an inspirational fundraising event that leaves with a lasting impression of the crucial work of the Alzheimer's Association and increases public awareness of the disease. 


Jan 2015 - A Research Assistant job opening has been posted on our Careers page. Summary: The research assistant lab technition will work in a molecular/cellular biology lab focused on drug discovery for the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions. Lab work will be centered on in vitro drug screening but also on the in vivo activity of various drugs to delineate their effects on cognitive behavior and neuropathology using transgenic mouse models. Full job posting here.

RI Seminar 01/23/15ROSKAMP INSTITUTE SEMINAR: Neurobiology and Syndromes of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Friday, January 23, 12:00 PM - Auditorium

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

Everyone is invited to attend
Please RSVP 941-256-8019 or RSVP
Lunch is provided but space is limited!

Roskamp Institute Seminar - Dr. HanSeminar: Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:30 AM

Analyzing thousands of individual cellular lipid species without chromatographic separation.

Xianlin Han, Ph.D. Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Roskamp Institute Seminar - Dr. DretschSeminar: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 PM

Diagnostic measures of the "signature wounds" of the war: neurobehavioral and neuroimaging biomarkers of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Major Michael Dretsch, Ph.D. Chief, Research Operations National Intrepid Center of Excellence Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

RI seminar: Human Cognitive Evolution: A Requisite Basic Science for Understanding Brain DiseaseSeminar - Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Human Cognitive Evolution: A Requisite Basic Science for Understanding Brain Disease

Presented By: Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D.

Everyone is invited to attend

Please RSVP 941-256-8019 or www.rfdn.org/rsvp.html

Lunch is provided SPACE IS LIMITED!!

 The Journal of Biological Chemistry

Roskamp Institute Discovers New Target for Drugs to Treat Alzheimer's Disease. Roskamp Institute has had a research paper by lead author Daniel Paris published online in The Journal of Biological Chemistry: The Spleen Tyrosine Kinase (syk) Regulates Alzheimer's Aß Production and Tau Hyperphosphorylation. 

Press Release

News Coverage:

Sarasota scientists excited about potential Alzheimer's breakthrough

Roskamp makes breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

Fla. scientists may have found Alzheimer's breakthrough

BioFlorida BioFlorida Chapter Award was presented to Jamie Humphrey.  Please see the the below announcement:

The BioFlorida Chapter Award recognizes the most influential and active of BioFlorida's eight regional chapters. Regional Chapters are volunteer led and serve as BioFlorida's regional link to the lifescience community in the area.br>
Michael Van Butsel of DPR Construction serving as the Business Chair, and James Humphrey of the Roskamp Institute, serving as the Science Chair, were each awarded the BioFlorida Chapter Award for creating and serving as co-chairs for the BioFlorida Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter. They organized a dynamic leadership team including a cross section of academics, economic development council's, core scientific companies and related life science businesses.

Having only started the chapter in March, the chapter has held three chapter meetings engaging 60-75 attendees in regional life sciences programming and introduced a new regional BioFlorida event named The BioTech Expo, a life science poster and vendor event that showcased the strong STEM infrastructure in the region attracting more than 150 attendees.


Roskamp Institute SeminarSeminar - Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 PM in the Roskamp Institute Auditorium

 Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D. will present:

Metacognition and the Apex of Human Cognition Details below. RSVP 


Neuroscience 2014At this year's annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC 16 RI scientists will be presenting their work on AD, TBI and GWI.  This meeting has had an average annual attendance of around 30,000 over the past decade and is the largest neuroscience meeting in the world.

Open House at Roskamp Institute for Veterans and Military in honor of Veterans DayOpen House at Roskamp Institute for Veterans and  Military in honor of
Veterans Day.

Friday, November 7, 10AM


Congressman Vern Buchanan at The Roskamp InstituteOn Thursday, October 2nd The Roskamp Institute was pleased to welcome back Congressman Vern Buchanan. Congressman Buchanan toured the laboratories and learned more about the Institute's military research programs on Traumatic Brain Injury, Gulf War Illness and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as well as our plans to expand our clinic to provide a greater resource for veterans and military in our community.  He also received an update on the Phase III clinical trial with the drug Nilvadipine which the Institute developed as an Alzheimer's Disease therapeutic, which is currently ongoing in Europe.


Florida House Representative Jim Boyd at Roskamp InstituteThe Roskamp Institute was delighted to host Florida House Representative Jim Boyd. Representative Boyd toured our institute and met with staff and scientists who discussed their latest scientific findings.

September 2014 Brain Waves Newsletter:
Rhe Roskamp Institute Newsletter

BioTech ExpoJamie Humphrey, our COO, was interviewed by the Bradenton Herald for an article on the upcoming BioTech Expo event Sept. 10 at New College of Florida: Growing science education, industry sectors headline expo. Roskamp Institute, as a member of BioFlorida, will participate in the event. Expo details are here.

Gold Dust StudyThe Roskamp Institute Clinic has a new digestive aid as well as an MS study in addition to several other active clinical research studies.  [Clinical Trials]


Seminar - "Meditation and Medicine" 

Friday, 9/26/2014 12PM Seminar - "Meditation and Medicine" by Dr. Stephen Harlin.



Gulf War Illness research

RI's Gulf War Illness research was a featured story on ABC 7 News



There are open full time positions that we are seeking to fulfill including Executive Assistant, Analytical Scientist, and Research Assistant. All are based at our Sarasota, Florida Institute. Click here for details, requirements and an application form.


Roskamp Institute Gulf War Illness Recearch

Our Gulf War Illness research was profiled in a Bradenton Herald Living section article.

Roskamp Institute Scientists will be attending and presenting at the National Neurotrauma Society's 2014 Neurotrauma Symposium June 29 - July 02.


Neurotrama 2014


Roskamp Institute was featured in an article about the bio-tech industry growth the the greater Bay area. Click to read what our President Fiona Crawford has to say.

Representative Matt Hudson, Florida House of Representatives visited Roskamp Institute on May 30, 2014. He met researches and RI leadership in addition to touring the Labs and Clinic.

Representative Matt Hudson at Roskamp Institute

Pictured left to right are: Daniel Paris, Rep. Matt Hudson, Venkat Mathura, Fiona Crawford, and James Humphrey.


BioFlorida.comRoskamp Institute will be participating at the BioFlorida's Legislative Update Wednesday | June 11, 2014 5:30 - 7:30 pm

April, 2014 - The Roskamp Institute has been named as a finalist of the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Nonprofit of the Year


Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm @ Roskamp Institute Auditorium

Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D. will present: Food, Mood and Mind.   Please RSVP 941-256-8019 by 3/26

IN THE NEWS: Life sciences field achieving critical mass in our region. Our COO Jamie Humphrey was interviewed for this article about the growth of the biotech industry in this region of Florida.

The film "The Enduring Beauty of Memory" will be shown at the Sarasota Film Festival March 14, 2014 at 5:30, 7:00, & 8:15PM

SFF spotlight page and link for tickets

Bradenton Herald article about the movie

Experience the beauty, power & also, the frailty of memory - what it is; how it works & what happens when memory begins to fade. From the scientific explanation by Dr. Michael Mullan of the world reknowned ROSKAMP INSTITUTE to the poignant personal stories from some of Manatee County's most beloved citizens including retired Judge Tom Gallen, Manatee Bar Association Executive Director Sue Revell, and Ed Dick, this compelling movie will both inform and educate.

Roskamp Institute hosted the inaugural BioFlorida Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter event on Wednesday February 19, 2014 5:30 - 7:30 PM. More than 60 attended. Event Images

Dec 12, 2013 - The January 2014 Issue of The American Journal of Pathology has written an article on our scientists published research for predicting the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.  Press Release.

Nov 13, 2013: Roskamp Institute Scientists Present their Key Research Findings at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference 2013, San Diego, CA.

Nov 9-13, 2013 - The following Roskamp Institute scientists presented, as primary author, their research at the Society for Neuroscience 2013 annual meeting: Laila Abdullah, Tanja Emmerich, Scott Ferguson, Benoit Mouzon, Joseph Ojo, Ben Shackleton, Miles Tweed, Megha Verma, Zuchra Zakirova. To view the abstracts: Neuroscience 2013 then click Advanced search, Institution: “Roskamp”.

November 5, 2013 - Researchers and professors from John Hopkins were at Roskamp Institute Tuesday. Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D.: "New innovative Institution-wide Prospective Inception Cohort Study of Children with Acute Chronic Health Conditions", Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D.: "Concussion Imaging/Sensorimotor, Dr. Allen Everett: "The identification and development of brain injury biomarkers", Dr. Ryan Felling: "Brain Ischemia/Neuroprotection in the Murine Model". [Image]

October 10, 2013 - The Roskamp Institute was pleased to host Philippe Letrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami and Jean-Charles Faust, Honorary Consul of France and President of FRAMCO. [Image]

October 8, 2013 - (Tue) 9:30 AM  Education Seminar: Coping with Challenges and Difficult Behaviors in Alzheimer's Disease. Host: Dr. Andrew Keegan with guest speaker Dr. Cheryl Luis, Neuropsychologist

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September 17, 2013 - Fiona Crawford, PhD - Vice President, Roskamp Institute will moderate a BioFlorida Conference 2013 seminar titled "Translational Research Leading to State-of-the-Art
Care for Our Veterans"

Sept. 05, 2013 11 AM - Seminar by Robert G. Carroll, MD,  "Trauma Imitates Alzheimer's" at the Roskamp Institute Auditorium.

Aug. 30, 2013 12:00 PM - Seminar by Dr. Michael Hoffmann titled "Working Memory" in the RI Auditorium

August 12, 2013 William F. Elmquist, Pharm.D, Ph.D. Professor and Department Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota presented "Delivery of molecularly-targeted agents to the brain”

07/16/2013 9:30 AM - Seminar RI Memory Clinic: "Healthy Aging and How Memory is Affected." by Dr. Andrew Keegan.    RSVP  or View the Ad

July 5, 2013 - Herald-Tribune article; Renewed hope in battle with Alzheimer's


June 28, 2013

June 15, 2013 - June 2013 Brain Waves Newsletter

June 5, 2013 - Dr. Michael Mullan wrote an editorial published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune about the importance of volunteers participating to help support our Alzheimer's research.

May 14, 2013 - Bradenton Herald Health Correspondent Susan Hemmingway article: Brain Reserve Index can assess risk for Alzheimer's disease. 

On Tuesday 05/07/2013 11 AM - 12 PM.  Ojo & Miles present a summary of the Stereology conference. RI Auditorium. RSVP

April, 2013. Roskamp Institute scientists presented some of our current research in Tampa, Florida at VA Day. Research posters of Roskamp Institute and the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital's shared and collaborative veterans research projects which pertain to traumatic brain injury and Gulf War illness were displayed and discussed.   POSTER

April 25, 2013: Roskamp Institute won the Innovation/Research category at the 2013 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Champions of Healthcare Awards.  Article.

April 17, 2013: Dr. Kevin Felsenstein of the University of Florida gave a presentation at RI entitled: In Search of an Endogenous 'Anti-Alzheimer' Molecule & Drug Discovery Capabilities with the UF CTRND

April 3, 2013: Roskamp Institute has been announced as a finalist of the Champions of Healthcare Awards in the Innovation/ Research category.

On Monday 3/25 Professor Robert J Vassar, PhD at Northwestern Univ. presented his research of beta-secretase (BACE1) in health and Alzheimer's disease.  Click for Dr. Vassar's profile.

Feb 26, 2013  : RI's Center for Advanced Therapeutic Strategies for Brain Disorders has published a research paper ß-Secretase: its biology as a therapeutic target in diseases.

Feb 26, 2013: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published a Section A, Page 1 article on Sci-Brain; Test can measure your 'brain reserve'. Call us to find out more and sign up for an upcoming seminar! 

Feb 25, 2013: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published "A different, more hopeful way of looking at Alzheimer's" Dr. Michael Mullan and our new venture Sci-Brain are cited.

Jan 31, 2013: Roskamp Institute publishes on Amelioration of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Anatabine

Jan 2, 2013: In news: Dr. Mullan interview featured in Scene Magazine January 2013 issue.

Nov 27, 2012: Press Release: Research Published in European Journal of Pharmacology Shows that Star Scientific's Anatabine Suppresses Brain Inflammation in Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease and in Blood

Nov 6, 2012: Announcement: Roskamp Seminar Series - 'The Human Connectome Evolution and Resting State Network Imaging' By Dr. Michael W Hoffmann. Roskamp Institute Auditorium Nov 16, 2012 12:00 PM. RSVP 941-256-8019.

Oct 24, 2012: In ScienceNews: Dr. Crawford work on Tobacco compound that protects against inflammation due to head injury

Oct 16, 2012: Press release by Star Scientific on Roskamp Research Presentation by Dr. Daniel Paris at Neuroscience Conference about Beneficial Effects of Anatabine Supplementation in an Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis

Oct 15, 2012: Press release by Star Scientific on Roskamp Research Presentation at Neuroscience Conference about Anatabine Supplementation Being Potentially Helpful in Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury

Oct 13, 2012: Roskamp Institute Scientists Present their Key Research Findings at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference 2012, New Orleans.

July 27, 2012: In the news: Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Alzheimer�s study to test natural treatment

July 26, 2012: In the news: Roskamp Institute Researchers are looking for candidates to participate in a study to lower the risk for Alzheimer's Disease.

May 08, 2012: In the news:Roskamp Institute Reports Beneficial Effects of Nutritional Supplementation with Anatabine in an Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis

May 07, 2012: The Roskamp Institute researchers have explored the influence of this naturally occurring product on a disease characterized by very high brain levels of NF-KB activity, namely multiple sclerosis.

Apr 17, 2012: The Roskamp Institute is sponsoring a special presentation of the documentary film 'American Man' this Thursday night (19th Apr) at the Sarasota Film Festival. Please plan to join us for the film and discussion to follow.

Mar 1, 2012: In News: Dr. Mullan's article titled "Roskamp Institute focuses on Alzheimer's" appears in Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Feb 14, 2012: Press Release: Key Clinical Trial of Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovered by Roskamp Institute Begins in Europe.

Jan 11, 2012: Roskamp Institute Researchers Identify Potential Role of Natural Alkaloids in Combating Memory Loss

Jan 11, 2012: Press Release: Potential Role of Natural Alkaloids in Combating Memory Loss

February 1, 2010: Roskamp Institute name featured in Herald tribune article -"Manatee poised for growth in biotech and other fields"

February 1, 2010: Roskamp Institue Alzherimer's research featured in the Sarasota Magazine - "Roskamp Leads Alzheimer's research"

February 1, 2010: Article on Mr. Roskamp;s effort to support Institute research in Herald tribune - "Roskamp institute seeking benefactors"

June 19, 2009: Roskamp Institute introduces neuroscience doctoral program. Bradenton Herald

June 18, 2009: Roskamp Institute enrolls doctoral students. Tampa Bay Business Journal

June 18, 2009: Roskamp Institute enrolls doctoral students. Triangle Business Journal

March 31, 2009: Dr. Crawford emphasizes graduate technical skill requirements at Florida Council of Graduate Deans meeting at Tallahassee.

January 12, 2009: Roskamp Institute Teams Discovery of new link between inflammation and Alzheimer's disease opens way for new treatments. MTB Europe

December 18, 2008: Roskamp Institute scientists report Alzheimer's advance. Herald Tribune

Apr 02, 2008: Dr. Michael Mullan speaks to Florida's BioTech Research on Florida Public Radio's Capital Report

January 25, 2007: Roskamp Institute Discovers New Class of Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

News Coverage: Roskamp Institute Marks World Alzheimer's Day by Announcing the Launch of Major Clinical Study on Promising New Alzheimer's Treatment

CD40 deficiency mitigates Alzheimer's disease pathology

Alzheimer's protein may be cancer's treatment

Memory Loss after Brain Injury Worse When Alzheimer's Gene Present

Alzheimer's antibody discovery

Grant lets drug addiction study get under the skin

A new weapon against Alzheimer's?

Study tests pain drugs on dementia

Press Releases

Feb 14, 2012: Press Release: Key Clinical Trial of Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovered by Roskamp Institute Begins in Europe.

Nov 7, 2011: Press Release: Roskamp institute studies may lead to better diagnosis and eventual treatment of traumatic brain injuries

June 16, 2011: The Roskamp Institute Receives Golden Appreciation Award From Area Agency on Aging For Southwest Florida

May 25, 2011: Alzheimer's disease drug developed at Roskamp Institute Approved for key clinical trial funding in europe

Oct 7, 2010: Roskamp Institute to Begin Human Alzheimer's Clinical Trials With a Natural Compound in Tobacco

August 20, 2010: Scientific team at the Roskamp Institute found evidence to support that processes controlling the growth of cerebral blood vessels are altered in the brains of transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer's disease

August 20, 2009: Local Researchers at Roskamp Institute to Test Investigational Gammaglobulin Treatment for Alzheimer�s Disease

August 18, 2009: Southeast High School Roskamp Institute project first in Florida and fifth in National TSA finals

June 18, 2009: Roskamp Institute Announces Enrollment of First Students to Participate in its Innovative Research Doctorate Program

December 16, 2008: Roskamp Institute Identifies New Class of Drugs to Treat Alzheimer's Disease.

August 1, 2008: Roskamp Institute Scientist Awarded a grant from the Alzheimers Association

May 30, 2008: Roskamp Institute Scientist Awarded James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program Grant for Small Business Technology Transfer

Jan 15, 2008: Roskamp Institute Opens its Doors to Neuroscience Doctorate Research Program

Dec 14, 2007: Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Highlights Positive Japanese Data that Validates its Ongoing Alzheimer's Disease Research

Dec 06, 2007: The Roskamp Institute Receives Industry Appreciation Award for its Continued Innovative and Technological Advances

Nov 08, 2007: Factors Involved in Potential Use of beta-amyloid as a Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Aug 21, 2007: Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Welcomes U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Aug 1, 2007: Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes

May 7, 2007: Institute Zeroes in on Alzheimer's

Dec 4, 2006: Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Announces Participation in Multiple Sclerosis Study

Sept 19, 2006: Roskamp Institute Marks World Alzheimers Day by Announcing the Launch of Major Clinical Study on Promising New Alzheimers Treatment

Sept 8, 2006: Renowned US Neuroscience Institute Announces Partnership with Trinity College

Mar 14, 2006. Roskamp Institute Receives Grant From Veterans Administration For Research on Gulf War Veterans Illness

Jan 9, 2006. Roskamp Institute Receives Congressional Award to Establish a Neuroproteomics Centre

Feb 14, 2005. Roskamp Institute Receives Grant from NIH for Cancer Research



Oct 18, 2011: The Roskamp Institute will host an Open House & Informational Symposium for Military Veterans and their families and friends Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oct 1, 2011: A team of walkers from the Roskamp Institute participated in the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer�s Association in Payne Park, Sarasota

January 21, 2010: Roskamp Institute hosted a town hall meeting for the Alzheimer�s Association - 'A Reason to Hope'