In the face of an Alzheimer’s disease epidemic, the mission for UCI’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders is simple: to discover ways to make memories last a lifetime. With your help, UCI MIND will expand its capacity to conduct promising clinical trials, fund groundbreaking research and recruit more scientific leaders to accelerate progress toward a world without Alzheimer’s disease. 

Cherry Justice
Executive Director of Development


Funding Priorities

Innovative Research

This initiative supports high-risk, high-reward projects that hold the potential to quickly advance the field, but aren’t eligible for traditional grants. Seed money for such projects often leads to federal grants.

Recruit top talent

With more than 100 faculty, staff and trainees from a dozen departments across campus, UCI MIND is already home to some of the world’s most preeminent scientists. Recruiting more top researchers and clinicians will enhance our capacity for novel and groundbreaking studies, collaborations and trials. It also enables UCI to train the next generation of scientists.

leave a legacy

Our legacy starts with how we live our lives. Donors mark their legacy or the legacy of a loved one by making naming gifts to fund a lab, research project or faculty position. These gifts publicly demonstrate a commitment to the fight against Alzheimer’s and show the world the importance of UCI MIND’s research.

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