Can Venture Capital Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted December 13, 2012

A Pittsburgh philanthropist and retired Mellon exec thinks so. In 1988, Jeffrey L. Morby left American Express to join the management team tapped to rescue the nearly bankrupt Mellon Bank. After helping turn Mellon around, he retired at 59, but Morby has hardly been wiling away the time.

He and his wife, Jacqueline, have been putting their corporate and venture capital acumen to use in trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. “I can’t think of anything more important than finding a cure for Alzheimer’s,” Morby said. “I actually think there is a good chance we’ll get there in five years.”

Click here to read the full article from the December 2012 issue of the Pittsburgh Quarterly.