All Events

October 15, 2011 - 10:00am

A 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Melrose National Guard Armory Building (120 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176) and all proceeds will be benefit the Lewy Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org).

A registration form for this event is attached.

September 25, 2011 - 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, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $347million for the cause.

September 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sudha Seshadri, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University, will present data from the Framingham Heart Study on aging of the brain, including genetic and lifestyle risk factors.

The presentation will take place in the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01703, and will start at 7pm.

Tickets are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.

July 29, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A networking cocktail & dinner event will be held at The State Room, 60 State Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02109 on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2011. For more information regarding the event, please see the attached flyer.

July 23, 2011 - 6:30am

The 15th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA.

Exciting new changes for the 2011 Memory Ride includes a "New Family Ride", "20/30 Mile Introductory Ride", and an expanded post-ride party "including showers"!

For more information regarding the event, please visit www.memoryride.org.

June 25, 2011 - 10:00am - June 26, 2011 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

May 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join fans of classic films (1930s - 1960s) in this free interactive event designed specifically to encourage audience discussion and reminiscence on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

The program will be guided by trained facilitators, and complimentary popcorn and drinks will be served!

More information is attached.

May 18, 2011 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 31st annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of the Dukes of Dixieland music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit http://alz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=470954

May 15, 2011 - 4:00pm - May 17, 2011 - 5:00pm

The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from May 15-17, 2011. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.

More information regarding registration and the program in general may be found at www.alz.org/forum/

March 31, 2011 - 7:00pm

The MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present a unique 30th anniversary presentation on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The program is free and open to the public, and will feature the following speakers:

-- Guy M. McKhann, MD (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Clinical Criteria for AD dementia),

-- Marilyn S. Albert, PhD (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Mild Cognitive Impairment due to AD),

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Announcements

Are you a researcher with an interest in the area of late-life depression? On February 17, 2011, join a new working group at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions to address gaps in research on geriatric depression for a full-day workshop called LaUNCH, which would include presentations by distinguished investigators and guest speakers.

The Working Group will focus on four different research tracks:

1.  Biomarkers and emerging translational tools

2.  Measurement, including refinements for diverse populations

Wed, 12/08/2010

The Fondation De Cooperation Scientifique Pour La Recherche Sur La Maladie D'Alzheimer & Les Maladies Apparentees (www.fondation-alzheimer.org) has issue a Call for Junior Researchers who have post-doctoral experiences to apply for a grant from the Fondation. The grant will offer a three-year salary that could be extended for two supplemental years.

Mon, 12/06/2010

The Fondation De Cooperation Scientifique Pour La Recherche Sur La Maladie D'Alzheimer & Les Maladies Apparentees (www.fondation-alzheimer.org) has issue a Call for Senior Innovative Team applications from investigators who have strong backgrounds in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to apply for a grant from the Fondation. The grant will offer a five-year salary for the Principal Investigator, two additional salaries for co-applicants, and a budget for consumables and supplies.

Mon, 12/06/2010

The Massachusetts LIfe Sciences Center (www.masslifesciences.com) has announced a grant program that seeks to increase industry-sponsored research and facilitate access to scientific discoveries and inventions that will lead to beneficial medical applications.

Mon, 11/22/2010

The Massachusetts ADRC and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center 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.  Grants with a dollar value up to $30,000 (direct costs) will be awarded for the duration of one-year.  A total of $180,000 is available.

Thu, 11/18/2010

The Charles A. King Trust will award two-year grants in the basic science and clinical/health services research beginning on July 1, 2011.  This grant is only available for researchers at Massachusetts institutions.

The funding period will be from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, and fellowships will range from $43,500 - $51,000 annually, which is inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance.

More information on eligibility, application guidelines and terms of the award are attached.

Tue, 11/16/2010

The objective of The Ellison Medical Foundation (www.ellisonfoundation.org) New Scholars Program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to new investigators needed to permit them to become established in the field of aging.

Mon, 11/15/2010

A partnership program between the American Federation for Aging Research, the Roslinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and the Diane and Guildford Glazer Foundation is announcing the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease to support junior investigators in the US and Israel to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences.

Projects in basic and translational research related to Alzheimer's disease, and those that focus on healthy brain aging are especially encouraged.

Fri, 11/12/2010

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the founders of Partners HealthCare, have again ranked among the nation's top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. MGH ranked third nationally, while BWH ranked eleventh. This achievement makes Boston the only city in the United States with two hospitals on the Honor Roll. In all, four Partners HealthCare hospitals earned high rankings in the report.

Thu, 07/15/2010

Scientists at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) today presented the first draft reports from three workgroups convened by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association to update the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease for the first time in 25 years.

Tue, 07/13/2010
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