We are pleased to congratulate HELI 2018 alumna Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, on her selection to participate as an emerging scholar in the scientific training program, Interdisciplinary Aging Research to Address Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)!
Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the two-year program supports 10 emerging scholars from the US to assist them with cultivating innovative scientific approaches to ADRD health disparities. This will be accomplished by combining mentorship and two conferences (in 2019 and 2020) to encourage the next generation of the scientific workforce in ADRD health disparities.
The host organization for the program, the University of Southern California (USC) Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, was established by the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal who was a champion for civil rights, and a tireless advocate on behalf of families affected by Alzheimer’s. The Institute continues this tradition by promoting the wellbeing of underrepresented groups locally, regionally, and globally through research, scholarship, and advocacy.
Dr. Mora Pinzon will begin the program in Los Angeles this October 24-25, 2019.
Dr. Mora Pinzon is an Assistant Scientist in Geriatrics in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Medicine and a postdoctoral trainee in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is also the recipient of 2019 pilot funding from the UW CTSA, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).
Congratulations and best of luck in LA this October, Dr. Mora Pinzon!!