Who Edits the Content on this Website

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The administrative editorial team for the ILBrainHealth.org website is composed of the following three people:

  1. Raj C. Shah, MD is the editor-in-chief.  Dr. Shah is a board-certified family physician with a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics.  He is a faculty member at Rush University in Chicago, IL, USA, for over twenty years.  As part of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, he has been involved in the clinical care and research of persons living with and at risk for dementia.
  2. Susan Frick, MSW, LSW, has worked at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center since 1997. She coordinates dementia specific training programs for staff of residential care facilities. She is the Director of Without Warning, a support program for individuals and families who live with younger onset Alzheimer’s.
  3. Chrishun Brown is the Communications Director of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. 

All three are involved in the evaluation of content on the ILBrainHealth.org website with Dr. Shah and Ms. Frick providing content input as health professionals.

Financial Disclosure

The work on the ILBrainHealth.org website is partially supported by philanthropic funds to Rush University Medical Center, the Illinois Department of Public Health and by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s funding of CATCH-On as a Geriatric Workforce Engagement Program.

Dr. Shah reports grants for clinical research from National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Defense, and the Illinois Department of Public Health; and, being the site principal investigator or sub-investigator for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials over the last 24 months for which his institution (Rush University Medical Center) is compensated [Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Athira Pharma, Inc., Edgewater Automation, Inc., Eli Lilly & Co., Inc., Genentech, Inc., Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Roche Holdings AG.].  None of these relationships impact the content of the ILBrainHealth.org website.

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