State of the Mind research presentations are private gatherings of donors and prospective donors who come together to hear from a researcher about Alzheimer’s disease and the role Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is playing in eradicating it—funding research that leads to preventing, slowing or reversing the disease’s progression. These events highlight insights into the disease pathology and allow guests to ask questions and hear directly from a researcher. This past quarter, there were five different such receptions—two each in California and Florida, and one in New York.
In Florida, an event hosted by Northern Trust Bank in Miami and arranged by CureAlz Co-Chair and Co-Founder Jeff Morby featured Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., Chairman of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium. Another event in Jupiter, Florida, also featuring Tanzi, was arranged by Co-Founder and Director Phyllis Rappaport and hosted by Mary Ann and Robb Peglar. In New York City, a State of the Mind presentation was hosted by Patty Tobin and featured Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Two other presentations were held in California, one in Beverly Hills featuring Berislav Zlokovic, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Southern California, hosted by Rozann Newman, while the other featured Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D., of Stanford University, and was held in Menlo Park. “Without the generosity of our donors, we would not have made as much progress as we have today,” said Tim Armour, President and CEO, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.