Alzheimer's research at UBC

While not a topical news piece, this is the type of thing that people need to hear more about. Science doesn't just happen in headlines or in the middle of a controversy - science happens everyday by legions of hardworking (and, often, hard playing) dedicated professionals.

Hey - what say you hug a scientists today? Just to let them know they are appreciated.Or, if hugging doesn't seem to be their (or your) thing, offer a hearty handshake instead :^)

Dr. Haakon Nygaard is keenly aware of the urgency surrounding the need to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD). When you spend any amount of time with him, you can sense his deep commitment to the people who suffer from the debilitating disease and the families affected by their loved ones loss of ‘self’.

Nygaard, a recent recruit from the Faculty of Medicine at Yale, holds the Fipke Professorship in Alzheimer’s Research (Charles Fipke donated $3 million to endow a professorship) and now works out of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) at UBC.