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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute gets $10M in new funding

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The Alzheimer’s Association, GHR Foundation and Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative announced $10 million in new research funding to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), Phoenix, Arizona, to support a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial that will launch later this year. The funding, to be paid over five years as part of a broad public/private partnership, supports and extends… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute adds new physician, researcher

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Garrett Riggs, PhD, MD, an experienced behavioral neurologist with more than 15 years of  practice and research experience, is the newest provider in the Stead Family Memory Center at Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, an internationally-known Alzheimer’s care and research center. Dr. Riggs joined Banner Alzheimer’s Institute on April 13. As a provider in the Stead… Read More →

Banner study could slow progression of Alzheimer’s


Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has announced that it is participating in a new, national, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild-to-moderate AD who are already being treated with donepezil (Aricept). Entitled NOBLE, the trial is evaluating an investigational drug, T-817MA, which may have… Read More →

Ladies fight: Women face higher risk for Alzheimer’s


Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is no longer considered another ailment of getting older, but rather an epidemic because of the staggering increase in Alzheimer’s diagnoses, particularly among women. Statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. With Baby Boomers aging, this number is estimated… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Jessica Langbaum – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Jessica Langbaum – Principal Scientist, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Langbaum is actively involved in research activities at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute focusing on the earliest evidence of Alzheimer’s and on the design and conduct of Alzheimer’s prevention trials. Greatest Accomplishment: “Playing a pivotal role in securing two unprecedented grants from the NIH totaling over $48 million.” Surprising… Read More →

NIH awards BAI, Mayo $8.3 million

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed funding for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, longitudinal study of the earliest changes associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. The award, an estimated $8.3 million over the next five years, continues NIH’s long-term support of the investigation. The study,… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute partners with Novartis


Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. The five-year… Read More →

UA-Phoenix Graduates 37 Doctors


A new group of 37 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students were officially conferred with their medical degrees at ceremonies Monday in the fourth graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school. Led by a bagpipe and drum corps, commencement exercises began with a procession from the college to the ceremony at… Read More →

Fundraiser launched for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute


Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), announced that it is the grateful beneficiary of a yearlong fundraising initiative from Visiting Angels Scottsdale. Contributions from the non-medical home care services provider catering to seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, will support Alzheimer’s prevention research via the foundation’s… Read More →

Az Business honors healthcare leaders


Each year, Az Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare system. Here are the winners and finalists who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and were recognized at the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 10 at… Read More →

Flinn Awards $2M to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute


Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), part of the nonprofit Banner Health, received $2 million in grant funding from the Flinn Foundation, a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization in Arizona. Aligning with the Flinn Foundation’s mission to advance biosciences in the state, the grant is an investment in BAI’s… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation Honor Lavidges

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), and its nonprofit Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, will present its 2013 “Powerful Mind Award” to Bill and Julie Lavidge at its annual fete and fund-raiser, “A Night to Remember,” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Musical Instrument Museum. Bill Lavidge is CEO of The Lavidge Company (TLC), a full-service advertising, public relations,… Read More →

NIH grants Banner Alzheimer’s Institute $33M

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In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announces a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. An NIH grant, expected to total $33.2 million, will support this research. The study is… Read More →