Alzheimer’s expert Seshadri to lead Glenn Biggs Institute

Posted on: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now called UT Health San Antonio, announces the appointment of Sudha Seshadri, M.D., as the founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Since 2005, she has served as professor of neurology and attending neurologist at Boston University School of Medicine. She also completed her residency and served as chief resident in neurology there. She earned her medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Seshadri will join the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine of UT Health San Antonio officially on Dec. 1.

Dr. Seshadri is a senior investigator for the seminal Framingham Heart Study, has had peer reviewed research continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 10 years, and currently serves as the principal investigator on eight NIH U01 or R01 grants.

She has lectured extensively, nationally and internationally, on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the genetics of stroke and vascular brain injury.

Dr. Seshadri enjoys a superb reputation in both science and clinical care and is a recognized thought leader in Alzheimer’s disease having recently co-authored position papers disseminated by the National Academy of Sciences on Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward, and by the American Heart Association with a paper titled Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults.

To read the full article, visit the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom.

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