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Beau Ances, MD, PhD, MSc, second from left, becomes an endowed professor. Joining in on the celebration are (from left): David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton; and Daniel J. Brennan II.
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Abequest by the late Daniel J. Brennan, MD, is supporting significant advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research at the School of Medicine. The disease affects 5.5 million Americans — a number expected to climb rapidly as people live longer.

Following Brennan’s death in 2010, the estate gift created the Daniel J. Brennan, MD, Research Fund in the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC). In 2017, at the family’s request, a portion of the gift was used to establish the Daniel J. Brennan, MD, Professorship in Neurology, further extending its impact.