Stop, and take a moment to ASK: Do you know anyone with Alzheimer’s disease? With the Alzheimer’s Association reporting that more than 5 million people in the United States are living with the disease, there is a good chance that everyone knows someone who has the disease or is affected by it.
Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders can have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities. These effects can be physical, emotional or even financial. Research has shown that providing information and support to affected persons and communities is important. This support can help to ease the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. The outreach core of the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a key resource for up-to-date information and referrals to support services within the region.
The University of Pittsburgh CTSI, UPMC, and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh are proud to partner with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program. As part of this exciting new precision medicine initiative, All of Us Pennsylvania is a local effort to enroll more than 120,000 participants in our region. Nationally, the goal is to enroll 1 million+ people. Over the coming months you will be reading and hearing a lot more on the “Take Charge” Courier pages. For now, we invite you to learn more at joinallofuspa.com.
Are you African American and between the ages of 50-89? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study. Researchers want to determine how different parts of the brain are connected and understand how these connections allow us to think, behave and feel. This study involves undergoing brain imaging and completing behavioral evaluations. Compensation is provided.
Week of February 21-27
Tax Workshop & Panel
FEB. 22—The African American Chamber of Commerce presents The Implications of Tax Reform on Individuals and Small Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its offices in the Koppers Building, 635 Grant Street, Downtown. Panelist Joan Ellenbogen, Managing Partner of CrawfordEllenbogen Victor Dozzi, Partner and COO of CrawfordEllenbogen John Stillwaggon, President of Stillwaggon & McGill will discuss what the changes in the tax laws will mean for you and your firm. Cost $10 for members, $20 for non-members and includes a box lunch. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, has awarded 24 grants totaling $967,550 to 22 nonprofit organizations to expand outreach initiatives to vulnerable populations.
The announcement was made in mid-January.
Daniel James Jr. was his actual name, but everyone knew him as “Chappie.”
Air Force Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. became the first African American service member to reach the rank of full general, a four-star general, in 1975. At the time, he was also named commander of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), with responsibility for all aspects of air defense for the United States and Canada.
Week of February 14-20