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Chief Scientific Officer joins Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative

11/23/2020

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is pleased to welcome Robert Alexander, MD, as chief scientific officer for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API). Through charitable support, the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation will fund the first two years of this position.

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute leads new discoveries in prevention research

11/23/2020

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) researchers recently identified how a rare gene protected a woman from developing Alzheimer’s disease even though she was at high risk. In the study published this year, a woman who carried a gene mutation known to cause early-onset Alzheimer’s around the age of 40 did not develop signs of the disease until her 70s. The findings suggest there may be a new way to treat or prevent the disease.

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Spotlight on Allan Anderson, MD

08/04/2020

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute was thrilled to welcome Allan Anderson, MD, in November 2019 as the director of BAI’s new comprehensive care center in Tucson.

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$150,000 grant supports Banner Telehealth

06/01/2020

Banner Telehealth

A local foundation recently awarded $150,000 to the Banner Health Foundation to support the Banner Telehealth program and its rapid deployment in hospital rooms outfitted for COVID-19 patients. Read more about how this innovative way to treat patients can significantly improve conditions and outcomes for both patients and providers.

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