Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer's Research Online Presentation and Q&A*

For more information on this course, or to schedule, please contact Nancy Shin at nkshin1@uw.edu.

The Stall Catchers project is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions. This project focuses on one aspect of the disease: reduced blood flow in the brain. Learn more about Stall Catchers before the event: https://scistarter.org/nlm/stall-catchers-nlm(link is external)

You can help by playing a simple game: view short videos from the brains of mice and “catch” stalls. We will teach you how to score blood vessels as “flowing” or “stalled." Even the most powerful computer technologies can’t do this accurately enough yet, but your keen eyes can help us process decades worth of data.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will leave with more knowledge about how citizen science can be integrated into in-person and virtual library programs and more knowledge about the All of Us research program, as well as:

  • Learn how to participate in a specific citizen science project;
  • See the value of how citizen science projects enhance scientific discovery; and
  • Acquire the skill-set to be able to facilitate group events centering on a specific citizen science project

Agenda: (all times are in PT)

11:00 AM - 11:40AM: Presentation by Dr. Michelucci

11:40 AM - 12:00PM: Q&A Period and Discussion

MLA CE Credit: 1.5