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Medical Expert - Jeff D. Williamson, MD

Area of Expertise: Aging - Gerontology
Area of Expertise: Memory Loss
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Jeff D. Williamson, MD

Chief and Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Clinical Director of Sticht Center.

Williamson is a Co-Principal Investigator of SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) and directs the SPRINT-MIND component of this trial. He is also PI for the ACCORD-MIND Coordinating Center and the LIFE_Cognition Coordinating Center. He also leads the Clinical Research Core of the Wake Forest Claude Pepper Center where his work focuses on developing clinical trial research methods in older populations. He is listed in Best Doctors in America.


Aging, frailty, functional decline, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, memory decline, memory, cognitive function, cognitive impairment, elderly, gerontology, baby boomers, mobility, geriatrics, senior citizens, nutrition in elderly, preventative care, geriatric assessment, clinical studies/trials.


BCBSNC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Launch New Center for Healthcare Innovation
Center pilots programs to provide value-based patient care, while improving health
and reining in medical expenses
Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Not Associated with Less Risk for Cognitive Decline in Patients with Diabetes
Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Internationally Renowned Alzheimers Expert to Join Wake Forest Baptist Faculty
An internationally renowned expert on aging and dementia is joining Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to further develop its Alzheimer’s disease research program.
Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults Without Increasing Risk of Falls

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

Wake Forest Baptist Gets Federal Grant for Alzheimer’s Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8.7 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into Alzheimer’s disease.


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