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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),

March 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging, Goddard House and the LGBT Aging Project, this is an award-winning documentary that follows six Boston-area LGBT older adults over the course of a year as they deal with the challenges of aging and being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker and director, Stu Maddux, and local cast members will follow the film screening.

Tickets are $10 each, and the screening will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

March 24, 2011 - 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 24th annual scientific poster symposium on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Thier Conference Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format, and a light breakfast will be served.

A listing of the abstracts for all the displayed posters are attached.

March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm

The Chinese Folk Art Wokshop (www.folkartboston.org) will be presenting a benefit performance for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) on Saturday, March 18, 2011 at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre located at 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.

All proceeds from the performance will benefit the services and programs for the elderly served by the GBCGAC.

More information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the event is attached.

December 10, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Symposium Series for Foundations is designed to bring together individuals from private and family foundations to learn about recent trends in health care.

Join us on Friday, December 10, 2010 in the first session of our Fall series, when members of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will present the challenges of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and the disease's impact on the healthcare system.

November 17, 2010 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This forum is sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Association of Social Workers (MA), Fenway Health, and will take place at the Synagogue (3rd floor), Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 on November 17, 2010.

November 10, 2010 - 6:30pm

Join Olivia Hoblitzelle on a talk and discussion on her award-winning book, "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows:  A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's" at the Alzheimer's Association's (MA/NH Chapter) office located at 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and free parking is available to all.

October 5, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and Boston Mayor Menino at the Boston Common (Visitors' Center at Park Street Station) for a 2/3 mile walk on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 and promote a lifetime of fitness with friends and families!

Refreshments, entertainment and a mini-health fair will be provided at the event, and transportation pick-up services will be provided from a variety of neighborhood areas.

More information regarding the event is attached.

October 2, 2010 - 8:30am - 11:00am

The McCourt Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston that actively supports research in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Its research teams are led by co-founders Drs. Dennis J. Selkoe and Howard L. Weiner of Harvard Medical School.

September 26, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk 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 $300 million for the cause.

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Announcements

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

A new joint research grants program in the basic neuroscience to support collaborative research in the Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) communities has just been announced by the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center.  Applications covering the spectrum of basic neuroscience research will be considered.

Thu, 07/08/2010

Boston Med picks up where the Peabody Award-winning Hopkins left off, going even deeper into the lives of caregivers and the cutting edge medical cases they confront inside the walls of America's top hospitals. In this original eight-hour series, the unforgettable stories of doctors, nurses and patients are adeptly woven to give each hour the pace and intensity of a drama.

Thu, 06/24/2010

Volunteers are being sought for a clinical study examining the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of older people many years before overt symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear. Researchers are looking for people with the very earliest complaints of memory problems that affect their daily activities. The study will follow participants over time, using imaging techniques developed to advance research into changes taking place in the structure and function of the living brain, as well as biomarker measures found in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

Wed, 06/02/2010

A Structured Interview & Scoring Tool (SIST-M)* and an accompanying informant report questionnaire - SIST-M-Informant Report (SIST-M-IR)* - have been developed for use in structuring Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) interviews with our Center's Longitudinal Cohort research subjects with no or mild cognitive impairment, or mild dementia.

The SIST-M* and SIST-M-IR* were developed by Drs. Olivia I. Okereke, Deborah L. Blacker, Marilyn S. Albert and other colleagues.

 

Wed, 04/28/2010

The Massachusetts ADRC has a unique funding opportunity for a pilot grant project to be funded by May 15, 2010 (pending project approval by the NIA/NIH) that is modelled after its recent Call for Applications for its Neurodegenerative Disease Pilot Study Pilot Program.

Mon, 04/19/2010

Congratulations to Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, co-director of our Education & Information Transfer Core, for receiving the William Silen LIfetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School.

The 2009-2010 Excellence in Mentoring Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

More information regarding the ceremony is attached.

Thu, 04/08/2010

MD and PhD investigators pursuing either basic or clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital are encouraged to apply for the 2010 Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards funded by the Massachusetts Biomedical Research Corporation (MBRC).

Each award includes a stipend of $40,000, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs, and are effective on or about September 1, 2010. The application deadline for the fellowship award is 3:00pm on April 22, 2010.

Fri, 03/26/2010

The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy cognitive aging and explore interventions that may prevent, reduce or reverse cognitive decline in older people.

Mon, 03/01/2010
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