The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center (RMADC) has a new name! The Center is now called the University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center (CUACC).
The new name reflects the broad reach of the Center, including innovative research and patient care. It better represents the work of more than 50 professionals affiliated with the CU Department of Neurology in two key places -- the Memory Disorders Clinic, in cooperation with the University of Colorado Hospital, and the University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center research laboratories at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
While Alzheimer's disease is the most common and recognized cause of dementia, there are many other diseases and conditions that affect thinking and brain health. Adding the word "cognition" to our title encompasses the full breadth of our research and clinical expertise, including our focus on healthy brain aging.
Dr. Huntington Potter
CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center
October 28, 2020
Office of the President
As we gather, we honor and acknowledge that the University of Colorado’s four campuses are on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute, Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, Lakota, Pueblo and Shoshone Nations. Further, we acknowledge the 48 contemporary tribal nations historically tied to the lands that comprise what is now called Colorado.
Acknowledging that we live in the homelands of Indigenous peoples recognizes the original stewards of these lands and their legacies. With this land acknowledgment, we celebrate the many contributions of Native peoples to the fields of medicine, mathematics, government and military service, arts, literature, engineering and more. We also recognize the sophisticated and intricate knowledge systems Indigenous peoples have developed in relationship to their lands.
We recognize and affirm the ties these nations have to their traditional homelands and the many Indigenous people who thrive in this place, alive and strong. We also acknowledge the painful history of ill treatment and forced removal that has had a profoundly negative impact on Native nations.
We respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land. We honor them and thank the indigenous ancestors of this place. The University of Colorado pledges to provide educational opportunities for Native students, faculty and staff and advance our mission to understand the history and contemporary lives of Native peoples.
See the full statement from the CU President here.