On November 19, 2020, members of the UCLA Department of Neurology and John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Board members gathered virtually to celebrate the gift from the foundation to establish the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Chair.
The evening also honored Dr. Jessica Rexach (PhD ’10, MD ’12, RES ’16, FEL ’18), assistant professor of neurology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as the inaugural John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Chair holder.
An early-career faculty member in the UCLA Department of Neurology, Dr. Rexach is committed to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through her scientific research. She received her medical and doctorate degrees through the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program. As a physician-scientist, her work has been widely published across the disciplines of chemical biology, bioinformatics and systems biology, and clinical and translational neurogenetics.
Funding from the chair will enable Dr. Rexach to advance her research to identify therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s disease and translate these discoveries to the patient. Honorary chair statues were previously presented to Dr. Rexach and Dr. Cheryl Craft, president of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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