Columbia study looks at ‘police-sanctioned lynchings’ and Alzheimer’s

A Columbia University professor secured a $125,441 grant to research the link between “structural racism” and “Alzheimer’s disease related dementias.”

Professor Paris Adkins-Jackson is currently investigating this issue with the help of a grant from the National Institute on Aging which runs until 2028.

She (pictured) began the research in 2023 with a grant for $125,442 also from the National Institute on Aging.

The grant will assist her research into how “historical police-sanctioned lynchings during early life, to police-involved killings, arrests, and incarcerations of Black and Latinx/a/o persons during midlife,” can contribute to memory diseases later in life.

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