UCSF Fresno Names New Program Manager for Alzheimer's Reseach

February 04, 2003
News Office: Cara Peracchi Douglas (559) 243-3606

The UCSF Fresno Alzheimer's Research Center (ARC) has appointed Joy A. Grado as program manager. Prior to joining ARC, Grado worked for the Marjaree Mason Center as the director of program development, quality assurance and grants.

"We are thrilled to have Joy join our team," said Dr. Alex Sherriffs, associate clinical professor of UCSF Fresno and medical director and principal investigator for ARC.

"Joy is very sensitive to issues involving Alzheimer's and dementia-related illness and will make a wonderful contribution to the success of our program."

Overall, Grado combines more than 20 years experience in the field of gerontology and health care administration, including 10 years with Community Medical Centers.

"I look forward to working closely with our multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving the quality of life for Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers," said Grado. ARC works to improve a patient's quality of life by diagnosing Alzheimer's and other types of dementias, and by providing resources, referrals, treatment-management plans, support groups, health professional education and family educational services. Additionally, ARC is involved in four research studies in the areas of depression in Alzheimer's disease, frontal temporal dementias, genetics and intimacy.

This news release has been modified for the Web site