Gift establishes lecture series devoted to training dementia care professionals

Gift establishes lecture series devoted to training dementia care professionals

 

Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer

Empathetic support for people living with dementia and their caregivers, a passion for research, and advocacy for destigmatizing memory disorders are some of the many legacies of Daniel Kaufer, MD, who died suddenly in July 2020.

Prior to his death, Dr. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s to establish an endowed lecture series continuing his commitment to dementia care. The inaugural Dr. Daniel I. Kaufer Lecture will be held in summer 2021.

A renowned neurologist with local roots

Decades of Dr. Kaufer’s career were based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he was a renowned neurologist specializing in frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia. His life and education, however, have local roots.

Dr. Kaufer received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and zoology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1983, and his medical degree from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in 1988.

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