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Recent Lab News:

December 22, 2016

Our work featured on NPR’s NewsWorks Tonight (WHYY)

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found that a smell test can help detect early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (start at the 5:20 mark)

December 21, 2016

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Press Release

December 20, 2016

Penn Study Confirms That “Sniff Test” May Be Useful in Diagnosing Early Alzheimer’s Disease

September 1, 2016


Dr. Roalf receives NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to study changes in brain glutamate and glutathione in young adults with psychosis.

May 4, 2016

Early detection of cognitive impairment is becoming an important clinical and public health concern,” explained Penn Medicine’s David R. Roalf, PhD, a research assistant professor in Psychiatry and Institute on Aging (IOA) Fellow.

April 16, 2016

“Dr Roalf and his colleagues developed a short form of the MoCA by employing item response theory and computerized adaptive testing simulation in 1850 participants with and without neurodegenerative disease.” –Neurology Advisor

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