By the year 2030, one in every five Americans will be 65 years old or older. As this number grows, so too will the number of people facing the devastating consequences of age-related cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. For the past ten years, the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas has been dedicated to addressing this major health crisis. Our research aims to predict who might be at risk of cognitive impairment and identify treatments designed to prevent or halt cognitive decline.
We invite you to join us in our efforts to ameliorate the cognitive decline that often accompanies increasing age, by supporting the Denise C. Park Research Excellence and Innovation Fund. In recognition of CVL Founder, Dr. Denise C. Park, this fund will support the advancement of research at the CVL on the science of the aging mind and prolonging cognitive vitality for life.
Your generosity will fuel innovative research and foster the next generation of scientists - graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who embody the future of academic research, teaching, and discoveries.
- A $196.00 gift will cover the compensation of one research participant whose time and involvement are imperative to the data collection needed to conduct our research.
- A $1,969 gift will support a graduate student's stipend for a month. Our graduate students provide critical support for our research and are part of the next generation of scientists studying the aging mind.
- A $19,690 gift will cover the cost of 26 MRI scans. Each scan takes approximately 1.5 hours per participant, at an hourly rate of $500.
*The above are examples of common expenses associated with our research.