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Media featuring Penn ADCC Affiliates or Related to Alzheimer's Research

| Penn's Quest to Battle Alzheimer's

Penn Medicine's John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute on Aging, and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, were featured in Penn Current to highlight their more than 30 years of Alzheimer's research at Penn. 

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| Alzheimer's research funding on path for additional $400 million increase

On June 6, 2016, the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee announced a proposed $400 million increase for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH.

Read the Full the full Alzheimer’s Association Press Release here.

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| Building the Great Wall of China... One Brick at a Time (Video Interview)

In a recent video interview with, CNDR Co-Director John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, shares his story on why he entered the field of Alzheimer's disease research and how he contended with those who thought he was making a mistake. July 2014.

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Alzheimer's or dementia. What's the difference?

David Wolk, MD, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC), was featured in a CureTalks discussion on the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia. 

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| 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 Alzheiemr'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, MBA, 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.

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| After Disappointments, Alzheimer's Researchers Seek Out New Paths

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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Additional Alzheimer's Related Articles:

General Alzheimer's disease-related articles from outside of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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.
    Full article available here.
  • Speak Up for Research
    “Scientists must take off their lab coats and engage the people of their communities and states.” 
    John Edward Porter, a 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 July 2014 
    Full article available here.

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