College of Pharmacy Faculty Researcher Walks to End Alzheimer’s

Did you know there are 5.7 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's disease? This number is expected to reach 14 million in the next two decades, and there are still no treatments that can stop this devasting brain illness.

While Christine Crish, Ph.D., assistant professor in pharmaceutical sciences, conducts research to understand and identify new treatments for Alzheimer’s, and teaches our pharmacists of the future, she also goes that extra mile. Actually, an extra 2.5 miles to advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s. Dr. Crish assembled a team of students, faculty, staff, family, and friends to join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Canal Park Stadium in downtown Akron. Dr. Crish’s team walked the 2.5 mile course and raised over $1,300 to support the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that provides resources to Alzheimer’s patients, families, caregivers, and researchers.

While the event is over, you may still donate to the cause of creating a world without Alzheimer’s.

Way to go Team CCrish Neuro Lab!


-Submitted by Jodie Dillner

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