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Addressing Alzheimer’s disproportionate impact on people of color

Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry. Photo by Wiley Price.
Credit: The St. Louis American
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The Alzheimer’s Association partnered with Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, May 4 to explore answers to the question along with other health equity issues related to the disease. The event featured three researchers in St. Louis who aim to improve health equity in research, care, and support. 

One of those researchers is Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry, an associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. She recently received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to recruit Black Americans and other members of under-resourced communities into a registry for research studies, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.