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Articles, interviews, or video segments featuring IOA Director John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD or his Penn Medicine research partners.

To Spread the Light of Knowledge: 250 Years of the Nation's First Medical School

"Virginia M.-Y. Lee and John Q. Trojanowski have become one of the world's leading teams in the study of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease... and related neurodegenerative disorders of aging."

The work of this world-renown duo of Penn scientists is highlighted in To Spread the Light of Knowledge: 250 Years of the Nation's First Medical School amongst the other ground-breaking research stemming from the Perelman School of Medicine in celebration of its 250th Anniversary.

Click the image to view Drs. Lee and Trojanowski's highlights

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Penn Scientists Make Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Disease Research (6ABC Segment)

John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, director, Penn Institute on Aging and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, were both featured in a 6ABC segment in the "Philly Leading the Way" series describing their new research on fighting Alzheimer's disease.

6ABC Article and Segment

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Brain Donation on Seeking Solutions with Suzanne Roberts ft. John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD

IOA Director, John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, was featured on an episode of Seeking Solutions with Suzanne to discuss brain donation and its important role in neurodegenerative disease research.

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Building the Great Wall of China... One Brick at a Time

In a recent video interview with makingsenseofalzheimers.org, IOA Director, John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, shares his story on why he chose to enter the field of Alzheimer's disease research and how he contended with those who thought he was making a mistake. July 2014.

Video available here . 

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MD Conference Express: MDS E-book 2014

Penn Medicine researchers, John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director, Institute on Aging, and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, are featured in MD Conference Express to discuss how "Understanding Parkinson's Pathology is Key to Early Detection and Treatment" based on their presentations at the 2014 Movement Disorder Society meeting in Stockholm. July 2014.

Full text available here .

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After Disappointments, Alzheimer's Researchers Seek Out New Paths

IOA Director and CNDR Co-Director, John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, featured in a recent P&T article to discuss new paths for Alzheimer's research and the three most important lessons that we have learned from failed clinical trials. May 2014.

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What is Frontotemporal Dementia, and is it inheritable?

Murray Grossman, MD, professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Penn's Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Center answers these questions in a recent Q&A with the Boston Globe.

Full text available here .

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Additional aging-related articles and news.

2014 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Forum Summary

View the official full summary of events from the first Annual Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Forum hosted in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 24, 2014, here .

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World Alzheimer Report: Preventing Dementia through Lifestyle Changes

This recent ALZForum article discusses researchers close attention to prevention strategies in light of the "predictions of a coming global avalanche of dementia cases." September 2014.

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Speak Up for Research

"Scientists must take off their lab coats and engage the people of their communities and states."
John Edward Porter, former U.S. congressman, explains the important need for scientists, congress, and the community to work together to advocate and "Speak up for research" in his recent editorial feature for www.sciencemag.org. July 2014.

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