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Grantees in the News: Beeson Scholars Duke Han and Jason Karlawish join  new Global Council on Brain Health

Oct 30
2015

Grantees in the News: Beeson Scholars Duke Han and Jason Karlawish join new Global Council on Brain Health

On October 27th, AARP and Age UK announced the launch of the Global Council on Brain Health, GCBH, whose founding members include 2012 Paul Beeson Scholar S. Duke Han, PhD, ABPP-CN and 2007 Paul Beeson Scholar Jason Karlawish, MD. The GCBH is an independent collaborative for scientists, doctors, scholars, and policy experts who will provide trusted information on what actions people can take to support their brain health.  For more information visit: www.GlobalCouncilOnBrainHealth.org Duke Han, PhD, is a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology and an associate professor of behavioral sciences at the…


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Leaders in Alzheimer's research celebrated at Boston awards luncheon and panel

Oct 30
2015

Leaders in Alzheimer's research celebrated at Boston awards luncheon and panel

  Over seventy guests from across the academic, philanthropic, and science communities joined AFAR on October 27, 2015 at the Harvard Club in Boston for our regional awards luncheon and panel, “The Future of Alzheimer’s Disease: Translation and Therapeutics.” The event kicked off with the presentation of our annual Awards of Distinction. AFAR board Member Kevin Lee, PhD, presented the Honorary Leadership Award to George M. Martin, M.D., Professor of Pathology Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine and AFAR’s Scientific Director Emeritus.   Renowned Alzheimer’s expert Rudy Tanzy, Ph.D.,…


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Grantee in the News: Malaz Boustani on New Findings on Mediterranean Diet

Oct 29
2015

Grantee in the News: Malaz Boustani on New Findings on Mediterranean Diet

On October 21, 2015, HealthDay, featured commentary by two-time AFAR grantee Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, on new research coming out of Columbia University, which found a correlation between increase brain volume and the Mediterranean Diet. Dr. Boustani stated, "This is an encouraging study that will really make us work harder to see how we can actually encourage people . . . to change their diet to accommodate the Mediterranean diet.  It makes it very easy for people to do the right thing." Malaz Boustaini, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Center Scientist at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, an Investigator…


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Grantee in the News: Duke Han, Mark Lachs, and Eric Widera on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability

Oct 16
2015

Grantee in the News: Duke Han, Mark Lachs, and Eric Widera on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability

On October 12, 2015, Reuters profiled a new report entitled, “Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability” co-authored by 2012 Beeson Scholar Duke Han, PhD, and Board Member Mark Lachs, MD, MPH.  The article also included insights from 2010-2011 Center of Excellence Fellow, Eric Widera, MD. Due to factors including, cognitive or emotional decline; impairments in vision, hearing or mobility; serious progressive illness; and social isolation, older adults are at high risk for financial vulnerability.  As Dr. Widera noted, financial impairment can also be associated with early signs of dementia.   Dr. Han and Dr. Lachs hope that by coining the…


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Grantee in the News: Malaz Boustani spearheads in $46 Million Program to Improve Healthcare

Oct 08
2015

Grantee in the News: Malaz Boustani spearheads in $46 Million Program to Improve Healthcare

On October 1st, Inside Business Indiana reported on a $46 million initiative to improve healthcare quality while lowing costs spearheaded by 2005 Paul Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research participant and 2000 Center of Excellence Fellow Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH and his  team at Indiana University. The initiative, which includes collaboration among nearly three dozen university and state-connected partners, is designed to reduce unnecessary visits and testing, while potentially saving $1 billion.  Dr. Boustani’s team in particular is focused on the implementation science in the development of healthcare tools. Malaz Boustain, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine…


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