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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jacobo E. Mintzer, MD, MBA


        Jacobo E. Mintzer, MD, MBA


Dr. Mintzer is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and is the Director of the Translational Research Unit for the Department of Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Mintzer’s main activities involve facilitating the process of translating new discoveries in the basic sciences to apply technology to improve care for patients suffering from brain diseases.  His personal research focus is in the development of new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. In that capacity Dr. Mintzer has designed and conducted more than 150 clinical trials, more than half of them supported by the National Institute on Aging through the RO1 mechanism or the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study group.  Dr. Mintzer is currently participating in a consortium conducting the first gene therapy clinical trial for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. 

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Discuss the scientific rationale and new advances for the use of anti-amyloid treatments in Alzheimer's Disease.
2.  Discuss the principles of gene transfer therapy in Alzheimer's Disease and its potential impact on care.
3.  Describe the rationale of early results of new approaches for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia.


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