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Dementia and Parkinson's Disease Research Center

The Dementia and Parkinson's Disease Research Center investigates the pathogenesis of dementia and Parkinson's Disease, develops early detection technology using biological markers and brain imaging, and performs clinical studies
on the effectiveness of newly developed antidementics and antiparkinsonian drugs.

• Director: Professor Byeong Kil Yeon

• Position:

Department of Psychiatry, Gil Hospital, Gacheon University

• Specialty:

Geriatric Psychiatry

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• Education and Training:

1969.3-1975.2 School of Medicine Seoul National University
1976.3-1980.2 Residentship, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital
1981.3-1987.2 Postgraduate school, Seoul National University
1991.8-1992.8 Visiting Scholar, Geropsychiatric Department, University of California San Diego

• Professional Experiences:

1980.4-1985.4 Director of General Psychiatry, Seoul National Mental Hospital
1985.5-2013.8 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
2004.11-2006.11 Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Korean Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
2006.5-2008.4 President, the Federation of Korean Gerontological Societies
2007.9-2013.8 Director, Gangdong Gu Center for Dementia
Present Director, Dementia Prevention Center, Gil Hospital, Gacheon University Director, Incheon Metropolitan Dementia Center Board of Directors, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Board of Directors, Korean Foundation for the Promotion of Geriatric Welfare

• Major Interests:

- Genetic Study of Dementia and Parkinson's Disease
- Biological Markers of Dementia and Parkinson's Disease
- Brain Imaging Study of Dementia and Parkinson's Disease
- Clinical Study of New Antidementic and Antiparkinsonian Drugs

• Researchers:

Nam beom Kim : nbeomkim@gachon.ac.kr
Sung Yeon Park : parksy@gachon.ac.kr
Hye Jin Jeong : hjjeong@gachon.ac.kr
Uk Su Choi : uschoi@gachon.ac.kr