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Letter from the Director

Tom Mosley, PhD
Thomas H. Mosley, PhD

Mississippians are suffering. Our state has the second highest Alzheimer’s death rate in the country. Over 57,000 Mississippians are currently living with this disease, and in just five short years, that number is expected to swell by almost twenty percent. Something must be done.

The time has come to finally solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s and lead the way to healthier aging.

In just over ten years, The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has produced a remarkable research track record and made significant discoveries in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

The MIND Center is now poised to further accelerate its discoveries in the field of brain aging with the launch of a groundbreaking research study called the UMMC MIND Center - Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. The MIND Center will lead this study in collaboration with global research leader Mayo Clinic.

The MIND Center is a nationally recognized leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. The Study of Aging advances our research mission to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, which affect the cognitive health of millions worldwide.

Thank you for your interest in this important research. With committed study volunteers and our dedicated research team, we stand on the threshold of new hope to find improved ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s and related dementias and to promote healthy aging. We cannot wait to get started.


Thomas H. Mosley, PhD
Principal Investigator, The UMMC MIND Center – Mayo Clinic Study of Aging
Robbie and Dudley Hughes Distinguished MIND Center Chair
Director, The MIND Center
Professor, Department of Neurology and Department of Medicine (Geriatrics)