Recent News

Check out our lab’s posters to be presented July 31st – August 4th, 2022 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in San Diego, CA! Links to the posters are below.


Vahan Aslanyan was accepted into USC’s Biostatistics PhD program and will continue in the lab as a PhD student.

Nancy Ortega completed her first year rotations and officially joined our lab as a Neuroscience PhD student, while also earning a competitive NIH T32 fellowship.

Congratulations to Vahan and Nancy!

Drs. Judy Pa, Dan Albrecht and colleagues publish paper linking impaired cerebral blood flow and tau pathology
October 15, 2020

Check out our lab’s posters at this year’s virtual Alzheimer’s conference with 35,000 attendees! Congratulations to Dan, Laura, Vahan, and Dr. Pa on a set of interesting studies of Alzheimer’s risk factors and brain imaging. Poster links are below.

Smart Squad of the USC VRC

Drs. Judy Pa, James Finley, and Sook-Lei Liew lead cutting edge research at the USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center
August 4, 2020


Judy Pa, PhD receives a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to launch a virtual reality-based intervention for Alzheimer’s disease
June 2, 2020

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Watch Dr. Judy Pa on Larry King Now in a segment on Alzheimer’s Disease: early-onset prevention, reducing risk and caring for loved ones
January 20, 2020

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Judy Pa, PhD on MSNBC’s Morning Joe discusses how exercising the brain and body with virtual reality may help prevent cognitive decline
January 7, 2020

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Judy Pa, PhD discusses the goal of the virtual reality project on Voices of America
September 9, 2019

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Drs. Judy Pa and Albert “Skip” Rizzo from the USC Institute of Creative Technologies talk about the use of virtual reality for healthy aging
February 27, 2018