Oct 5, 2016

Please Vote - WEGO Health Activist Award

Rudy Tanzi has nominated the Alzheimer's Reading Room and blogger Bob DeMarco for a WEGO Health activist award.

I am pleased and proud to announce that Rudy Tanzi has nominated us for a WEGO Health Activists Award (Best in Class Blogger). The Alzheimer's Reading Room is a previous winner of several WEGO Health activists awards.

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is the Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and serves as the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Most recently, Dr. Tanzi received the 2015 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and was named to the 2015 list of TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Rudy is a long time reader of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (see below).

Please take the time to vote.

Click on the image below to visit my WEGO Health profile page to Endorse and Vote. Look for the Endorse button under my picture.

Alzheimer's care and dementia care activist award.

More about Rudy Tanzi

Dr. Tanzi co-discovered three of the first Alzheimer’s disease genes and has identified several others in the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, which he directs.

He also discovered the Wilson’s disease gene and participated in the discovery of several other neurological disease genes.

Most recently, he has used AD genes to create a three-dimensional human stem cell-derived neural culture system that recapitulates AD plaque and tangle pathology. Using this system, Dr. Tanzi is also developing therapeutics for AD including gamma secretase modulators and metal chaperones to lower beta-amyloid and tangle burden in the brain.

Dr. Tanzi has published nearly 500 research papers and has received the highest awards in his field, including the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award and Potamkin Prize.

Most recently, he received the 2015 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and was named to the 2015 list of TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World.

He co-authored the popular trade books “Decoding Darkness”, New York Times Bestseller, “Super Brain”, and “Super Genes” He was named by GQ magazine as a Rock Star of Science, and in his spare time, has played keyboards with the band Aerosmith, guitarist, Joe Perry, and singer, Chris Mann.

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"The world is incredibly fortunate to have this endless source of information and support. God bless you, Bob, and thanks for all you do!" 
Rudy Tanzi

Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology at Harvard University.

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