Uncovering neurodegenerative insights through ethnic diversity

Update March 2021

To bring everyone up to date, we have created a video including all the latest developments around our consortium. Watch it now!

Meet our member #2: Natalia Ardashirova

It’s time to highlight one of our members again. This time we would like to introduce you to Natalia, she is a neurologist from Moscow.

Call in African Journal of Neurological Sciences

We are very pleased with our recent call published in the African Journal of Neurological Sciences. Neuroimaging research into neurodegeneration in Africa is severely limited. The majority of research published investigating risk factors and pathology are mainly done...

Meet the team: Dr. Tavia Evans

Who is behind the idea of the UNITED consortium? Dr. Tavia Evans founded the consortium together with Dr. Hieab Adams. Find out more about Tavia here.

Meet our member #1: Albert Dayor Piersson

Since we’re so proud of our members, we would like to introduce some of them to you. To start with Albert Dayor Piersson from Ghana.

50th study joins the consortium!

We are immensely proud and grateful at reaching this milestone. All these studies will help us to reach our aim to understand neurodegenerative diseases. Besides from studies, we also have many collaborators joining without data. They are joining the consortium with...

Hieab Adams receives Erasmus MC Fellowship!

We are so pleased to announce that our consortium leader, Hieab Adams, received the Erasmus MC Fellowship. The Erasmus MC programme offers young, promising researchers who have gained their PhDs a four-year research Fellowship with a total budget of €400,000. Hieab...

New collaboration: RedLat

We can proudly announce that from now on we will be collaborating with the consortium Research Dementia Latin America. Research Dementia Latin America (ReDLat) is a multinational consortium that is launched to expand dementia research in Latin America. The consortium...

Lower percentage of the population is developing dementia

A global study, which was led by Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, shows that the incidence of dementia has declined by 13% in every decade over the past 25 years. The researchers followed more than 49.000 people aged 65 and older in...

New collaborations: SHIP and TREND

The UNITED consortium is excited to announce that the Study of health in Pomerania Study has joined the consortium. The Study of Health in Pomerania Study (SHIP) is a population-based study including two independent cohorts, SHIP and SHIP-TREND beggining in 1997 and...





The aim of the UNITED consortium is to be global platform for research on neurodegeneration that is inclusive of populations from currently underrepresented countries, including South America, Africa and Asia. It’s abbreviation – UNITED – underlines our position in bridging a divided world.


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