TypeOnline Course
Student Enrolled88

Contributing Authors: Alexandria Marino and Adam Mecca, MD, PhD

Date Uploaded onto Website: June 17, 2016

Overview: With the increase in lifespan in recent decades, the burden of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has increased. Despite research, the exact pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s remains elusive. Alzheimer’s research garners steady media coverage, and this session is meant to teach trainees to understand and critically evaluate one proposed cause of the disease—namely that a fungal infection contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s.

Author Affiliations: Alexandria Marino is a student in the Yale School of Medicine MD/PhD program. Dr. Mecca is from the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. David Ross, MD, PhD and Ashley Walker, MD are the Contributing Editors for this publication. The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with AADPRT and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and receives support from the NIH (R25 MH10107602S1) ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.

Section 1Overview
Section 2Read / Watch / Listen to Media
Section 3Critique of Media Coverage
Section 4Read & Review Supplemental Material
Section 5Role Play Exercise
Section 6Additional Learning Opportunities
Section 7References