A message from Stacy Pagos Haller
President and CEO, BrightFocus Foundation
This is a difficult time for all of us, as we worry about the health of our family, our friends, our frontline health workers, and our nation. With this in mind, we want to share some key resources that may be helpful.
The town hall features guests Scott Kaiser, MD, a noted geriatrician and Chief Innovative Officer with the Motion Picture & Television Fund, and Art Taylor, CEO of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, and moderator Cecilia Arradaza, a leading health and science communicator and Executive Director, Strategy, Wondros.
Some of the same factors active in COVID-19 are also being studied in BrightFocus-funded research--with surprising results. British scientist Patrick Kehoe, PhD, has made groundbreaking discoveries linking hypertension with Alzheimer’s disease, and thinks this new knowledge may be highly relevant to COVID-19 research and vaccine development.
Learn more about opportunities to be a part of developing possible treatments and prevention for the coronavirus.
University of Denver Alzheimer’s researcher Lotta Granholm-Bentley, PhD, DDS, is playing a key role in her community’s medical response to the coronavirus, and working with Colorado seniors to help combat the sense of isolation many are feeling during these difficult times.
As the global coronavirus pandemic began to hit our nation, University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s researcher Donna M. Wilcock, PhD and her team wanted to do something to help their community address the shortage of medical supplies hindering the local response.
Download an infographic of some tips provided by Michael Gorin, MD, PhD of UCLA Health that he shared during a BrightFocus Chat. Dr. Gorin is an ophthalmologist who is devoted to research and clinical care of hereditary retinal disorders, especially age-related macular degeneration, retinal dystrophies and other medical retinal conditions.
Download an infographic of some tips provided by Deirdre Johnston, M.B.B.Ch., M.D. of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that she shared during a recent BrightFocus Chat. Dr. Johnston is Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research interests include memory disorders, aging in place, and outreach mental health care for homebound elders.
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