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Doctor To Address Alzheimer Programs With Y's Men Of Weston, Westport

Howard Fillit
Howard Fillit Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Dr. Howard Fillit, will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston at the Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport.

Fillit will discuss his work with the various Alzheimer programs. Fillit, a geriatrician and a neuroscientist, is the founding executive director and chief science officer of the Institute for the Study of Aging and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

These organizations have a common mission of accelerating drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through venture philanthropy.

Since 1998, the foundations have awarded more than $70 million to pay for more than 450 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs and clinical trials.

Fillit currently is a clinical professor of geriatrics, medicine and neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Throughout his career, he has maintained a limited private practice in consultative geriatric medicine with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, as well as serving as a consultant to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, health care organizations and philanthropies.

He also is an author of more than 300 scientific and clinical publications, and is the senior editor of the leading international Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

The Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of retired and semi-retired men with a continued interest in activity, fellowship, learning and community service.

Those interested in attending Levinson’s presentation and learning more about the Y's Men should contact John Weiss at weissjf@aol.com or access the group's website here .

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