News Release: Research, School of Medicine

Apr. 30,  2009

Emory and HBO Host Alzheimer's Disease Documentary Screening May 2

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The Emory University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in partnership with HBO and the Alzheimer's Association of Georgia will premiere the HBO documentary film, "MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE" on Saturday, May 2, for a gathering of medical professionals and families who have loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease.

"Momentum in Science," is part of an HBO Films' Documentary series called The Alzheimer's Project.

The Alzheimer's Project, executive produced by Maria Shriver, is a multi-part, multi-platform series that brings new understanding and hope for millions of people affected by Alzheimer's disease.

The screening will be held from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. at the Emory Conference Center located at 1615 Clifton Rd. in Atlanta. It will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A with leading Alzheimer's disease researchers, including:

  • Allan Levey, MD, PhD – Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, EmoryUniversity
  • James Lah, MD, PhD – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department ofNeurology, Emory University
  • Felicia Goldstein, PhD – Director of Neuropsychology, Emory University
  • Larry Tune, MD – Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Emory University
  • Angela Ashley, MD – Assistant Professor of Neurology, Emory University
  • Ginny Helms – Vice President of Programs and Services, Alzheimer's  Association of Georgia
  • Monica W. Parker, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University
  • Kenneth Hepburn, PhD – Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
  • Carolyn Clevenger, DNP – Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
  • Suzette Binford, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association of Georgia

The Alzheimer's Project is a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association®, Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer's Initiative. The series of four films will debut on HBO on May 10, 11 and 12.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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