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Grantee in the News: Reisa Sperling interview on the NeurologyLive Mind Moments Podcast

Aug 22
2019

Grantee in the News: Reisa Sperling interview on the NeurologyLive Mind Moments Podcast

On August 19, the NeurologyLive Mind Moments podcast featured an interview with AFAR expert Reisa A. Sperling, MD, where she shares her insights on the amyloid hypothesis and the future of Alzheimer’s disease research focused on early detection and intervention. Dr. Sperling is a 2003 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging recipient. She is also the Co-Investigator of Neuroimaging Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Catalyst. Listen to the podcast, &ldquo…


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Grantee in the News: S. Duke Han research on financial elder abuse in Science Daily and JAGS

Aug 22
2019

Grantee in the News: S. Duke Han research on financial elder abuse in Science Daily and JAGS

On August 15, 2019, Science Daily reported on research co-authored by AFAR expert S. Duke Han, PhD that analyzes financial elder abuse as well as elder abuse resource call statistics. The research was recently published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology on July 31. Dr. Han is a 2012 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging recipient. He is also an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Read the Science Daily feature, “Financial abuse of older adults by family members more common than scams by strangers,” here. Read…


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AFAR mourns the passing of Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD

Aug 19
2019

AFAR mourns the passing of Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD

AFAR is saddened to report the passing of respected neuroscientist Rahul S. Desikan, MD, PhD. Dr. Desikan was an Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and co-director of Laboratory for Precision Neuroimaging. Dr. Desikan was a 2002 and 2008 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) recipient, a 2011 AFAR-GE Healthcare Junior Investigator recipient, and a recent NIA Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in Alzheimer's Disease award recipient, a collaborative grant program between the NIA, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and AFAR. His work bridged…


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Grantee in the News: Rebecca Brown’s AFAR-funded research on functional impairment in older homeless populations in PLOS One

Aug 15
2019

Grantee in the News: Rebecca Brown’s AFAR-funded research on functional impairment in older homeless populations in PLOS One

On August 13, 2019, PLOS One published research by AFAR expert Rebecca T. Brown, MD, MPH, that exploring functional impairment in the older adult homeless population. Dr. Brown is a 2010 and 2012 COE Fellow, as well as a 2018 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging recipient. The research was supported through Dr. Brown’s Beeson award. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read the research, “Trajectories of functional impairment in homeless older…


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Grantees in the News: Bateman, Benziner, and Holtzman research on Blood Tests for Alz Diagnosis in The New York Times

Aug 15
2019

Grantees in the News: Bateman, Benziner, and Holtzman research on Blood Tests for Alz Diagnosis in The New York Times

On August 1, 2019, The New York Times featured insights by AFAR experts Randall J. Bateman, MD, Tammie L.S. Benzinger, MD, PhD, and David Holtzman, MD, on the potential of blood tests for beta amyloid, the protein most often associated with diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, and how these tests might help toward earlier diagnoses. The Times article spotlights their research, originally published in Neurology on August 1, 2019. Dr. Bateman is a 1997 Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, a 2007 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging recipient, and a 2015 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical…


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