Minority Gateway Satellite Clinic
The Minority Gateway Satellite Clinic is located in the African-American community and evaluates and follows minority subjects (primarily African Americans) with or without memory and thinking problems and provides culturally sensitive care to patients and support to families.
Established in 2001, the Minority Gateway Clinic is a clinical core satellite promoting the involvement of African Americans in aging and dementia research in the UK-ADC. It represents a special “Gateway” for African Americans to access clinical research endeavors. Our immediate goal is to recruit and follow elderly African Americans from intact cognition through intermediate states to dementia, focusing on the unique risk factor profiles in these participants that may contribute to cognitive transitions across the cognitive continuum.
Involvement of African Americans in research is important because it is impossible to know whether research results will apply broadly to public health without such participation. Specifically, in age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, we have to know whether genetic, biologic, cultural or socioeconomic differences between identifiable groups modify the risks and responses to interventions that are now appearing on the horizon for these diseases, in order to make these interventions most effective for each group.
- Provide initial evaluations for memory loss at two locations in Lexington. For more information, phone (859) 323-5550 or email Jeffrey Howe.
- Conduct a normal aging study. For more information, phone (859) 323-5550 or email Jeffrey Howe.
- Offer free memory screenings on the third Tuesday of each month at the UK Polk-Dalton Clinic. Contact Deborah Danner at (859) 218-3867 for more information.
Who Can Participate?
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- Participants without memory or thinking problems
- Participants with memory or thinking problems
Where Can You Find Our Services?
Minority Gateway Satellite
AddressUK Polk-Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Clinic
Address800 S. Limestone Street
Lexington KY 40536-0230
Go here for information about the African-American Dementia Outreach Project (AADOP).
Charles D. Smith, M.D. - Core Leader
AddressRoom 62 MRISC (Davis-Mills) Building
Chandler Medical Center
800 Rose Street
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40536-0098
Phone Number(859) 218-5029
Fax Number(859) 323-1113
|Clinic Coordinator||Jeffrey Howe, MS|
|Social Worker||Robin Hamon, MSW|
|Clinical Research Assistants||