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Farrar-Edwards receives Investigator of the Year award from Alzheimer's organization

December 07, 2016
UW-Madison's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards received the 2016 Investigator of the Year award from the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. 

Dorothy Farrar-Edwards
Farrar-Edwards is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.

The award recognizes Farrar-Edwards' important research and presentation at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, which took place in Toronto in July. The presentation was titled: “Connecting the Dots: Meeting the Diagnostic and Treatment Needs of Underserved Urban African American Elders with Memory Loss."

Farrar-Edwards shares the award with colleague Gina-Green Harris, the leader of the Milwaukee Outreach Program for the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute. 

The research project was supported by the Wisconsin Partnership Program and was focused on a multidisciplinary memory diagnostic clinic at Milwaukee Health Services.