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Alzheimer's Talk: Defeating Dementia: Shaping Our Future Through Research

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Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, Longmeadow Campus
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Speaker: Alison J. McManus DNP, FNP-BC, CPI, Clinical Research Nursing Manager at the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit

For the fourth year in a row, the Kaleidoscope series and the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Massachusetts have teamed up to bring you up-to-date information regarding new findings in Alzheimer’s research. Past talks have focused on Brain Health, New Research, New Diagnostics and the Importance of Planning and Navigating Care.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the work of researchers around the globe. The 2019 AlzTalks series features local researchers who will discuss: brain changes associated with memory loss and different types of dementia, early detection, risk factors and lifestyle interventions, and clinical trials.

This program is recommended for everyone, students, teachers, nurses, medical assistants, occupational therapists, those in psychology and social work, and interested families and caregivers.

About the Speaker

Alison J. McManus DNP, FNP-BC, CPI, Clinical Research Nursing Manager at the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research UnitDr. McManus is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Principal Investigator within the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. McManus graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and subsequently became Certified in both Intensive Care and Emergency Nursing. She received an MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of San Diego and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Rush University in Chicago. Dr. McManus is the Clinical Research Nurse Manager of the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit (ACTRU) at MGH. Her work broadly involves the management of translational and clinical trial activities at the ACTRU. She supervises the conduct of sponsor and investigator-initiated trials, as well as the clinical care of patients,  enrolled in clinical research projects, within the ACTRU. Dr. McManus is one of only a handful of Nurse Practitioners in the nation who are leading these types of clinical drug trials as a Principal Investigator.


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