Media featuring CNDR leaders or relating to neurodegenerative disease research
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD receives 2018 MJFF Pritzker Prize for contributions to Parkinson's research
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) received the 2018 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research, awarded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF). She is the first female researcher to receive this honor.
Guam's "Skeleton Key" Enigma
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, Director of CNDR, and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Co-director of CNDR, are featured along with Gerard Schellenberg, PhD, in a recent Penn Medicine Magazine story on Lytico-bodig, a rare neurodegenerative disease once widespread in Guam.
CNDR Celebrates 25 Years of Groundbreaking Research
This year, Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Read about its history, mission, research, programs, and events in the special edition 25th Anniversary newsletter!
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.
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.
CurePSP Roundtable and Panel
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director, Institute on Aging participated in a Research Roundtable and Expert Panel discussion at a recent CurePSP event.
To Spread the Light of Knowledge: 250 Years of the Nation's First Medical School
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
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.
Building the Great Wall of China... One Brick at a Time
In a recent video interview with makingsenseofalzheimers.org, 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.
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 feautred 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.
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.
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.
Additional Neurodegenerative Disease Related Articles
- 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.
- 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 www.sciencemag.org. July 2014
Full article available here.
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