MARIA SHRIVER’S WOMEN’S ALZHEIMER’S MOVEMENT PARTNERS WITH UCI MIND TO LAUNCH NEW WOMEN-FOCUSED RESEARCH INITIATIVE
More than 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease; Two-thirds of them are women
The initiative will fund critical new women-based research
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., (December 5, 2017) — A new partnership in Orange County, California is seeking answers to an essential question affecting global health: Why do more women get Alzheimer’s disease than men?
UCI MIND, the University of California at Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, has announced a new research initiative in partnership with the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), a non-profit organization founded by former California First Lady Maria Shriver. The initiative, based on collaborative fundraising by both organizations, will make pilot funding available to UCI researchers for high caliber scientific proposals that investigate the role of sex and gender in Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading