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September 23, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, had served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

July 14, 2012 - 6:30am

The Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA.Exciting new changes for the 2012 Memory Ride includes a "Family Ride", "30 Mile Introductory Ride", "60 Mile Metric Century Ride", and the challenging "100 Mile Century Ride". For more information regarding the event, please visit www.memoryride.org.For more information regarding the event, please visit www.memoryride.org.

June 12, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

AlzTogether is a committee of young professionals (ages 25-40) who support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. Join the committee at the Lucky Strikes Lanes (145 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02115) for a night of networking, social awareness and striking out Alzheimer's!

General admission is only $20 before June 1st and it includes bowling, fees for bowling shoes, and light appetizers. Cash bar and additional food can be ordered. Tickets are available now. Get yours before prices go up!

May 30, 2012 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Come enjoy an evening of bluegrass country music, live/silent auctions, and the comedy/music of Steve Martin and his Grammy Award-nominated band -- the Steep Canyon Rangers!

This annual fund-raising event will be held at the Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

April 12, 2012 - 7:30pm - May 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Produced by Catalyst Collaboration @ MIT, a science theater collaboration between the Underground Railway Theater & MIT, the World Premiere of Remembering H.M. will explore the life & Times of Henry Molaison, who was unable to form new memories after experimental brain surgery at the age of 27.  H.M.'s personal tragedy became neuroscience's golden opportunity...

Written & directed by Wesley Savick.

February 28, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

AlzTogether is a committee of young professionals (ages 25-40) who support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. Join the committee at the Improv Asylum (216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113) for a comedy night to raise funds for Alzheimer's disease while having fun!

Generation admission to the 21+ event is $20. Prior to the show, there will be a networking event at Paddy O's (33 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108 ). All are welcome.

February 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Join 4 distinguished faculty members of MIT/Boston College in a reading and panel discussion as they discuss the fascinating case of Henry G. Molaison (www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/science/07memory.html?hpw)!

The event will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., Auditorium of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (www.amacad.org). More information is attached.

February 8, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 25th annual scientific poster symposium on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115). The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format, and a light breakfast will be served.

November 10, 2011 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Reisa A. Sperling, MD,MMSc, of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will give a talk on "Before the Memories Fade" at the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly Health and Long Term care Task Force's monthly presentation series on November 10, 2011.

The presentation wil be held in Room 115 of the Boston City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201).

October 21, 2011 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Hosted by State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez (D - Jamaica Plain) and Boston University/Boston Medical Center, the Harvard Clinical & Translational Science Center and the Tufts Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the event will feature a speaker series, health screenings, a luncheon at noon, and free giveaways.

This fun-filled event will take place at the Massachusetts State House (24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133).

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Announcements

Boston is a mecca of medicine, home to some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical schools, physicians and medical scientists in the world. Since the momentous day in 1846 when William Morton, a local dentist, for the first time publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in Masachusetts General Hospital's now-famous Ether Dome, the city has seen many medical firsts, including the first fertilization of an ovum in a test tube and the first successful human-organ transplant. Today, it ranks as a preeminent center for healthcare and research.

Mon, 10/01/2012

Massachusetts General Hospital moved into the No. 1 spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best hospitals in America last week, the first time in the 23-year history of the survey that the institution has received the distinction. Nine of Harvard Medical School's 16 affiliates were recognized for excellence in this year's U.S. News surveys, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mass General, McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Tue, 07/17/2012

The Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu) is pleased to announce the 3rd year of a major funding opportunity for collaborative basic neuroscience research across the Harvard and MIT communities. Up to 5 $200,000 grants ($100,000 per year for 2 years) may be awarded each year.

The deadline for this year's application is September 1, 2012.

Please refer to the attached documents for more specific details.

Sun, 06/10/2012

The Massachusetts ADRC, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and the MGH Neurology Clinical Trials Unit have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at understanding and developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Together, we are pleased to announce a joint call for pilot study applications from investigators within the Harvard community, including the affiliated hospitals and institutions. In addition, investigators from the University of Massachusetts community are encouraged to submit ALS-related purposals.

Tue, 09/06/2011

The Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu) is pleased to announce the 2nd year of a major funding opportunity for collaborative basic neuroscience research across the Harvard and MIT communities. Up to 5 $200,000 grants ($100,000 per year for 2 years) may be awarded each year.

The deadline for this year's application is September 1, 2011.

Please refer to the attached documents for more specific details.

Thu, 07/07/2011

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) invite scientists from academia and the biotechnology industry worldwide to apply for research grants to develop Frontotemporal Dementia-specified biomarkers that reflect pathological and clinical differences so that appropriate patients can be selected for clinical trials and responses to investigational treatments can be monitored.

Mon, 06/20/2011

The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) has an opening for a two-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham & Women's Hosptial (BWH) beginning July 1, 2012.

Wed, 04/20/2011

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting faculty and physicians pursuing an academic career as clinicians, teachers, community and/or administrative leaders to apply for its 2011Clinican-Teacher Development Award designed for MDs and/or PhDs at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

Mon, 01/24/2011

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting basic, clinical, translational and health services investigators to apply for its 2011 Physician-Scientist Development Award designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

Mon, 01/24/2011

New proposals or initiatives for biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral, legal, ethical, health systems or other research in Alzheimer's disease are encouraged. Two NIH-funded proposals for $25,000 in direct costs for 1-year, non-renewable studies will be awarded.

Wed, 12/15/2010
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