The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is most grateful for our Scientific Advisory Board whose current members are listed below. They evaluate grant proposals submitted to the AAQI so we can fund research based on scientific merit.
, MD, is a 2002 graduate of University of Texas Medical School in Houston. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and a clinical and research fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where she see patients both in the inpatient setting at the Memorial-Hermann hospital ACE Unit as well as in the clinic. She coordinates the geriatric rotation for the residents. She has both published in the geriatric literature and reviews for geriatric journals as well. She is committed to clinical research and is pleased to see such a novel way to raise money for such a debilitating disease.
Ali S. Faqi
, DVM, PhD, DABT, is the Director of Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Senior Principal Study Director at MPI Research in Mattawan, Michigan. Dr. Faqi received his PhD from the University of Leipzig and his DVM from Somali National University. He earned a diploma of specialization in experimental pharmacology from the University of Milan, Italy and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Toxicology and Embryo Pharmacology at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. In addition to his prior industry experience at Allergan and IIT Research Institute, Dr. Faqi is also a visiting professor for the Faculty of Science, University of Palermo, Italy. "I am honored to be part of a group of volunteers devoted to such a great cause."D. Blaine Moore
, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biology at Kalamazoo College. Professor Moore received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Florida. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied cellular and molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. His current research investigates mechanisms of cell death in nervous system disease and injury states. "I am delighted to be joining AAQI’s diverse scientific advisory board and hope to help identify and fund research projects that will bring scientists closer to understanding the molecular underpinnings of this tragic disease."Domenico Praticò
, MD, is Professor of Pharmacology, Immunology and Microbiology at Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He received his M.D. from the University of Rome - La Sapienza, where he also completed a residency program in Internal Medicine. Dr. Praticò has authored more than 185 articles, and has received many awards for his research accomplishments including the Biomedicine Investigator Award for Excellence, Neuroscience Education and Research Award, The Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. His current research focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying the early cognitive deficits of Alzheimer's disease. "I am honored and delighted to join the board and to work for such a wonderful initiative."
, MD, MS, is a board certified geriatrician and the director of Oakwood Healthcare System’s Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program. Dr. Sengstock is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI). He then completed clinical and research fellowships in geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan. He also received an MS degree in statistics and clinical trial design. Dr. Sengstock has published manuscripts in geriatrics and cardiology and is a reviewer for medical journals. In addition to his clinical work, he routinely lectures on topics including memory loss and good geriatric care. Dr. Sengstock regularly volunteers his time to programs like AAQI that improve the care of older adults.