On May 15th, the New York City Chapter
held the second in a series of programs
entitled “The Next Generation,” to
introduce friends and supporters to promising
scientists engaged in cutting-edge Alzheimer’s
research. Guest speakers for the evening were
Mony de Leon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and
Director of the Center for Brain Health at New
York University School of Medicine, who, for over
25 years has continued to develop imaging and
biomarker approaches for the early diagnosis of
Alzheimer’s disease and was voted “world’s pioneer
in the brain imaging of Alzheimer’s disease” at
the Alzheimer centennial in Tubingen, Germany
in 2006; Dr. de Leon’s protégé Lisa Mosconi,
Ph.D., M.S., Research Assistant Professor in the
Department of Psychiatry, New York University
School of Medicine, and the recipient of the Young
Investigator in Neurosciences award, 1st place, from
the Society for Nuclear Medicine in 2007; and
Juha Rinne, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology at
Turku University in Finland.
Hosted by Chapter Board Co-Chair Heath
McLendon and his wife, Judy, the evening began
with a genial cocktail hour where guests had the
opportunity to speak with the presenters, followed
by welcome addresses from Heath and Chapter
President & CEO Lou-Ellen Barkan. Drs. de Leon
and Mosconi then presented the evening’s program
entitled, “Early Diagnosis: The Path to Alzheimer’s
Disease Prevention,” a well-illustrated, informative
look at new findings in the study of Alzheimer’s.
Guests were treated to a special presentation by Dr.
Rinne on European perspectives of early diagnosis.
The evening concluded with an animated Q&A
Please contact Karen Holland, Development Associate,
at 646-744-2926 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you
like to attend a future event.
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