HOPKINS SCIENTIST TO SPEAK ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AT NIH SYMPOSIUM

March 17, 1997
Media Contact: Michael Purdy
Phone: (410) 955-8725
E-mail: mpurdy@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

A Johns Hopkins researcher, Sangram Sisodia, Ph.D., will discuss the latest insights into the brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease during a public symposium at the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday, March 18.

The symposium, "The Science of Brain Disease," is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with National Brain Awareness Week, and will last from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the NIH's Masure Auditorium in Bethesda.

Sisodia, associate professor of pathology and neuroscience, will discuss efforts to understand a series of complex chain reactions between brain proteins that is believed to cause or contribute to Alzheimer's Disease.

His groundbreaking research recently led the American Academy of Neurology to name him as a co-winner of this year's Potamkin Prize, the Academy's highest honor.

For more information on the NIH Symposium, call JoAnn Pass or visit http:///www.nih.gov/nia/new/brain.htm or http://www.nih.gov/news/brain.htm.

Contact me for more information on Sisodia's research, including a release and a news tip from 1996.


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