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Research expands use of clock drawing test for dementia screening

The Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) group has developed a novel machine learning tool to enhance the scoring of the clocking drawing test, a method of screening patients for dementia. The study is the first to use semi-supervised deep learning methods to analyze digital clock drawings. The findings, which…

Dr. Tighe receives NIA grant to extend PeCAN to socially vulnerable adults

Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S., associate professor of anesthesiology, has earned a K07 leadership grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support Tighe’s work to reduce disparities in postoperative outcomes among older adult surgical patients, including those with Alzheimer…

PeCAN team members earn grant support, spots in training programs to advance mission

Three Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) team members recently received grants or earned spots in competitive training programs as the group seeks to advance its mission to promote brain health in older adults undergoing surgery with anesthesia. Their pursuit of further expertise in perioperative brain research reflects the team-science…