Date: January 17
Wine Reception: 6:30PM
Cost: Free for members; $15 for guests
Host: Patty Tobin
On the frontlines of Alzheimer’s research and practice is Dr. Sam Gandy, professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and a member of the Cure Alzheimer’s Research Fund Consortium. Dr. Gandy will discuss breakthrough research including: the 33 genes implicated in Alzheimer’s; developments in the science of brain scans (like “SNAP”); the costs of Alzheimer’s – medical, societal, and more; funding needs for targeted research; and a four pronged program for brain health.
Dr. Gandy received his M.D. and Ph.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina. He did his postgraduate work at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Gandy is the director of the Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care at The Mount Sinai Hospital.