Monday, April 15, 2024

Dementia research progress

I worry about my memory. I’m guessing many of my readers do, too.

Florida Atlantic University has announced that Dr. James E. Galvin, an accomplished dementia researcher and physician, is bringing his expertise to Boca Raton.

Galvin will serve as associate dean and professor of clinical biomedical science for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and as the medical director of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center.

He will spearhead the development of new methods of care for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients in hopes of improving the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.

Galvin also aims to construct a clinical research facility that will test the latest therapies and release them to market more quickly.

“These can be devastating diseases,” Galvin says of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in an FAU press release. “We will work on how to detect the diseases as early as possible, make the most accurate diagnoses and initiate treatment at first sign of detection.”

Before coming onboard at FAU, Galvin taught classes at New York University spanning the subjects of neurology, psychiatry, nutrition, population health, public health, nursing and education and human development.

Prior, he was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

Galvin has written three textbooks and more than 150 scientific manuscripts on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. His is credited for his extensive knowledge of “Lewy Body Dementia,” which results in the concurrent loss of thinking, memory, motility and demeanor.

“Dr. Galvin is one of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country,” FAU President John Kelly says in an FAU press release. “He brings to FAU a research portfolio that is both broad and deep, and immediately elevates our neuroscience initiatives to a national level.”


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