Alzheimer’s disease study leader named to head URI Institute for Neuroscience

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An international leader in the study of Alzheimer’s disease is the first executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. Paula Grammas, a former executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, will lead the Ryan Institute and serve as the Thomas M. Ryan Professor of Neuroscience at URI, the university said Tuesday in a statement. Governor Raimondo, former CVS Health chairman Thomas M. Ryan, URI President David M. Dooley and URI Provost Donald H. DeHayes attended the announcement of the appointment at a State House news conference. Grammas has conducted pioneering research into the role that blood vessels and inflammation play in the development of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative…


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