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Ross Andel, Professor in the School of Aging Studies and Director of the PhD in Aging Studies Program, has been chosen for a 2018 University of South Florida Nexus Initiative (UNI) Award.

Ross Andel, Professor in the School of Aging Studies and Director of the PhD in Aging Studies Program, has been chosen for a 2018 University of  South Florida Nexus Initiative (UNI) Award. This is a competitive internal award created to recognize outstanding global collaboration. Dr. Andel was selected for his proposed collaboration with Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, to examine the biological and genetic markers for Alzheimer's Disease among those in the Czech Republic.

A long-time collaborator with colleagues from the Czech Brain Ageing Study and other Czech researchers, Dr. Andel has contributed to multiple research projects in the Czech Republic and to publication of about two dozen articles using data from the Czech Republic, including research on early identification of cognitive impairment. He also has hosted numerous Czech scholars in the USF School of Aging Studies and sent doctoral students from the School of Aging Studies to work with colleagues in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, Charles University in Prague is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic.