Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) launches Herbert and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Alzheimer’s and Dementia Clinical Research and Treatment Center. Based at the Rutgers Institute for Brain Health and scheduled to open in fall 2023, the center will integrate the health, healthcare policy, aging research and research of the Institute, the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Rutgers Institute. provide expertise. Facilitate clinical research into Alzheimer’s disease that may lead to new treatments.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, which is “a growing public health crisis in New Jersey,” killing about 190,000 people aged 65 and older in the state. people are affected.
The center received $5 million from Herbert C. Klein, a Rutgers University alumnus and former U.S. Congressman, who gave a gift in memory of his wife, Jacqueline Krieger Klein, who died in 2017 after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Supported by dollar donations.
Klein, a longtime donor who supports Rutgers’ leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other devastating neurodegenerative conditions, said, “My wife was an amazing woman whose life was taken by this disease.” She suffered for nine years and sadly there was nothing that could be done to cure her.I am very grateful to be able to relate her to Dr. Rutgers’ efforts to overcome this terrible disease. I am proud that the work done by this center will have a huge impact on this issue. Quarrel.”
The center brings new ideas and new approaches to understanding and eradicating Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Klein’s vision and generosity, combined with the expertise and dedication of Rutgers’ researchers, can help patients and their families return to the lives robbed by these conditions.”
Brian Strom, RBHS President
Michal Beeri, a global leader in Alzheimer’s disease clinical research, has been appointed Director of the Center. She has also been named to her Herbert C. and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Endowed Chair of Neurodegenerative Research, pending approval by the Rutgers Board of Trustees. She Beeri, who will be entering Rutgers University on April 15, Mount She is a professor of psychiatry at the Sinai College of Medicine. She developed the Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center at Shiva Medical Center in Israel, which is successfully researching Alzheimer’s disease.
Based at the Rutgers Institute of Health, Beeri is a professor in the Department of Neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and a core member of the Brain Health Institute. She has developed cohorts of hundreds of potential subjects for clinical studies of Alzheimer’s disease and has led several of these studies to understand the causes of the disease and develop new therapies for its treatment. develop the law.
“Dr. Beeri brings tremendous enthusiasm and experience to building a research center focused on Alzheimer’s disease,” said Gary Aston-Jones, director of the Brain Health Institute. “This new center will leverage the multiple strengths of the biomedical research community to develop new understandings and new approaches to treat this devastating disease.”
Amy P. Martha, president of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, said: “The knowledge gained from this study will improve care and give hope to patients whose lives and those of their loved ones have been unequivocally changed by the devastating effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”
Opportunities at the center will expand to include faculty members at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, co-chair of the Department of Neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Herbert and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Alzheimer’s and Dementia Clinical Research and Treatment Center is the latest in a series of major Rutgers Centers of Excellence at the core of the university’s academic medical system. Centers seeking to develop personalized new treatments for neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders include the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research, the Rutgers Center for Addiction Research, and the Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education and Services ( The Brain Health Institute), the Advanced Addiction Treatment Center and the Blunt Behavioral Health Mood and Anxiety Treatment and Residential Center are for adolescents and young adults.
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