World-renowned research and care for Alzheimer's and related diseases


About Us

The mission of the Mesulam Center is to conduct cutting-edge research on the devastating neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia. Through this research we seek to better understand the underlying biological mechanisms of dementias so that we may identify novel therapeutic targets for the amelioration of disease. Our mission is also to clarify the neural organization of behavior and cognition in the human brain and to offer our patients and their families personalized care that addresses the symptoms as well as the underlying disease.”

Robert Vassar, PhD, Director

What We Do

At the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we work to investigate the causes and clinical characteristics of neurodegenerative diseases, ensure that our patients are the beneficiaries of the latest advances and explore the neural foundations of behavior and cognition in health and disease. Areas of clinical emphasis include the following conditions:

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Community Engagement

The Mesulam Center has a long history of working with diverse and traditionally underrepresented minority communities to raise dementia awareness and engage in mutually beneficial partnerships.

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29th Annual Alzheimer Day

Registration Is Now Open!

The 29th Annual Alzheimer Day will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM in the Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center. More information will be shared on our website soon.

To view the most up-to-date event information, in addition to a video and abstracts from our 28th Annual Alzheimer Day event you can follow the link below. 

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Recent Events

Mesulam Center Attends ISFTD Meeting in France

Members of the Mesulam Center attended the annual International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias in Lille France on November 2-5, 2022. At the event, Marsel Mesulam, MD, Emily Rogalski, PhD, and Sandra Weintraub, PhD delivered talks and various members of the center presented posters. 

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