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Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., is a consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with joint appointments in the Section of Clinical Epidemiology and the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences. A national leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, Dr. Petersen focuses on investigations of cognition in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Dr. Petersen is director of the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
With support from the Salah Foundation, Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is leading medicine’s efforts to transform the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and make prevention a reality. The foundation’s support is helping Mayo Clinic identify biomarkers in plasma that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other related diseases earlier and through a simple blood draw.