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Sponsored by Blondes vs. Brunettes - Dallas

Congratulations to
Dr. Julio Rojas and Dr. Kristen Kennedy!

They have been selected to attend the upcoming Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada July 14-19, 2012.

The fellowship consists of roundtrip transportation from DFW to Vancouver, conference registration fee, lodging at the AAIC hotel, and an honorarium of $1,500. They will join the world's leading dementia scientists to share the latest thoughts and theories in the field of Alzheimer's disease research.

The fellows have agreed to present their impressions of the conference and explain how the knowledge gathered at AAIC will further their career in the field of Alzheimer's research to BVB in August, 2012 during game week activities. The fellows also agreed to attend BVB meetings throughout 2012 to educate, inform, and further inspire the BVB members on new developments in Alzheimer's research and treatment.

Julio Rojas, M.D., PhD

Dr. Rojas recently completed doctoral studies in neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin, which fueled his interest in neuroprotection and brain energy metabolism. He is planning on continuing his training as a behavioral neurology fellow with the goal of launching his career as a translational researcher and expert in the diagnosis and management of dementia.

Neurology Resident
UT Southwestern Medical Center

M.D. from Escuela de Medicina Ignacio, Mexico
PhD from UT Southwestern
Kristen Kennedy, PhD
Dr. Kennedy's program of research focuses on how the brain and cognition change with age in normal, healthy adults. She focuses on this population because she believes that to advance the science and ultimate treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) it is imperative to understand what the normal aging brain undergoes and how it adapts to those neural challenges.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Vital Longevity

PhD from Wayne State University

Thank you to BvB for investing in our scientists who are working so diligently for us to have a world without Alzheimer's.

For more information about BvB and to donate online, visit http://www.bvbdallas.org


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