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Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative Offers Prize for Innovation

The Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative has announced its second online innovation challenge, which seeks to identify differences in early cognitive decline between genders. Winning submissions will share $100,000 in prize awards.

This new initiative — called the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge — was announced Monday at the Society for Women’s Health Research Gala in Washington, DC.

“Not unlike cancer, the Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s lead philanthropic cause, most researchers agree that the greatest potential to stop Alzheimer’s lies in the earliest stages of the disease, which is why we fund translational research. Innovative Challenges help to support that mission,” said Tom Hutton, trustee and CEO of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation and president and CEO of Geoffrey Beene, LLC. “We must redefine the solutions process and free the greatest minds of our time to do the work to help save and improve lives.” Continue reading →