Closing the Gap Between

Cognitive Healthspan and Human Lifespan

What is PAN

The Precision Aging® Network (PAN) is a partnership focused on sustaining healthy minds for life. PAN’s approach is to discover personalized solutions to improve brain health.

We seek your help to answer critical questions.

  • What impacts healthy brain function as we age?
  • How can we achieve optimal brain function across our entire lives?
  • How can we predict, prevent, or slow unwanted changes in brain health?

Get Involved

PAN has partnered with MindCrowd to start a diverse study of the adult brain. MindCrowd currently includes over 300,000 participants across the United States. We want to involve at least 1 million people like you. MindCrowd is the entry point to the PAN projects and more options to help find ways to optimize brain health across the lifespan.

How do I learn more?

How do I learn more? The first step is to visit www.MindCrowd.org MindCrowd participants will learn more about PAN and other projects. The best part is, it takes 10 minutes or less to join us!

Who can be involved?

Who can join? Anyone 18 years of age and older can join! Encourage your family and friends to learn more, too. 

"We want to close the gap between cognitive healthspan and human lifespan."

– Carol A. Barnes, Ph.D. University of Arizona The Principal Investigator of Precision Aging® Network (“PAN”)
Regents Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience, and the Director
of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona

Our Mission

The Precision Aging® Network (PAN) brings together a nationwide team of established scientists and community partners to discover how best to optimize brain health across the lifespan.

PAN’s method is novel, creating a framework for a precision medicine approach to predict individual brain health risks and discover personalized solutions to maximize our own individual cognitive healthspan.

The Team

Dr. Carol A. Barnes, Regents Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience, and the Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona is the Principal Investigator of PAN.

This Network is centered at the University of Arizona but involves collaboration with the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and seven additional research Universities (University of Miami, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine).

Full website coming Fall 2022.

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