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Ohio Wesleyan Alumnus to Discuss Alzheimer’s Disease Research
John C. Morris, M.D., Class of 1970, Recently Featured in HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project”

September 15, 2009

John C. Morris, M.D.
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DELAWARE, OH – Alzheimer’s disease is growing into a public health problem of global proportions. John C. Morris, M.D., will discuss leading-edge research to treat and prevent the condition in “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Global Epidemic,” a presentation co-sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium and the new Dr. Ellen Dickinson Medical Science Symposium.

Dr. Morris, a 1970 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, is director of the Memory and Aging Project at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also is director of the university’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Hacker Friedman professor of neurology. He is the principal investigator for National Institute on Aging-supported research projects and was featured in the recent HBO series “The Alzheimer’s Project.”

Dr. Morris will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His presentation is free and open to the public.

This is the inaugural lecture of The Dr. Ellen Dickinson Medical Science Symposium, which will highlight annually an outstanding physician or research scientist. It is founded in memory of the late Ellen Dickinson, M.D., OWU Class of 1963, who studied chemistry at Ohio Wesleyan before training in neurology and psychiatry, and also teaching at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She also worked at the Erie County, Pa., Medical Center.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 45 states and 39 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.