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Founding Sponsor:
Regina K. Scully, Artemis Rising Foundation

Women & the Brain is an initiative started by Project ALS in 2007. Our mission is to educate women about brain health. Women & the Brain funds scientific research through the Women & the Brain Fellowship for Advancement in Brain Science and funds the education of a medical student with a focus in neurology through the Women & the Brain Scholarship.

Women have taken control of understanding their heart, breast and reproductive health, but the brain remains elusive. While women are disproportionately affected by health problems related to brain aging, men are often the primary focus of research. In order to promote a shift in women’s brain health, we must foster greater research and understanding in this field.

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Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

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By 2025, 1 in 25 of us will be diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, or Parkinson’s)

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By the time our current population turns 80, 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with one of these fatal, untreatable brain diseases

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Finding & Funding a cure

WOMEN & THE BRAIN Events

 

Over the course of its nine events, Women & the Brain has covered such topics as depression, the aging brain, memory, stress/mood, self-image, food’s effect on brain health, anxiety, and dementia.

Past event participants include prominent doctors, scientists, artists and advocates like:

Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas,
M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University
School of Medicine

Katie Couric

Journalist & Author

Louis J. Aronne, M.D.

Professor of Metabolic Research, Weill Cornell

Jane Alexander

Actor

Catherine Bindorf, M.D.

Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Women’s Program, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical Center

Susie Essman

Comedian

Elizabeth Gould, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Gould, Ph.D.

Katie Couric

Journalist & Author

Katie Couric

Journalist & Author

Louis J. Aronne, M.D.

Professor of Metabolic Research, Weill Cornell

Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas,
M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University
School of Medicine

Jane Alexander

Actor

Katie Couric

Journalist & Author

Susie Essman

Comedian

Catherine Bindorf, M.D.

Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Women’s Program, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical Center

Elizabeth Gould, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Gould, Ph.D.