University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Craig Atwood, PHD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

GERIATRICS Faculty

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSP
2500 OVERLOOK TER
MADISON, WI 53705-2254

(608) 265-1901 x11664

EDUCATION 

  • University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia – PhD in Biochemistry 

  • National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health – Fogarty Fellowship in Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 

  • Harvard Medical School – Research Fellowship in Neurology  

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

Dr. Craig Atwood is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine and a Health Science Specialist in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital. He is a widely acknowledged authority on the neuroendocrinology of aging and Alzheimer's disease and was a three-time Delegate to the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. He has published over 200 scientific articles, is an inventor on eight issued U.S. patents, is a top cited author, serves on numerous review boards, and is an editor of more than 50 scientific journals. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Dr. Atwood has broad research interests related to the endocrinology of embryogenesis, adulthood and senescence. The current focus of research in his laboratory relates to basic and clinical investigations into developing strategies to restore hormonal balance to prevent or halt Alzheimer’s disease.