WVU researchers alongside Sen. Shelley Moore Capito meet with expert on aging

Monongalia and Preston

One of the nation’s top experts on aging comes to West Virginia to learn about WVU’s progress with Alzheimer’s and Dementia research.

National Institute on Aging Deputy Director, Doctor Marie Bernard, met with Senator Shelley Moore Capito and WVU research leaders Wednesday morning in Morgantown.

Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences, Doctor Dean Marsh, talked with Bernard and Capito about the major breakthroughs the team of doctors has made with Alzheimer’s research.

Capito says she will do whatever she can do to help find the cure for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

“I have a personal desire to find that cure for Alzheimer’s,” said Senator Capito. “Both my parents were affected by it. It’s a very devastating disease and it’s going to be a real drain on our public system and our families.”

Capito attended Bernard’s presentation on the National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Plans and Progress at a conference later on Wednesday morning.

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