Former California First Lady Maria Shriver gives UC Irvine gender-related research on Alzheimer’s disease another boost

Former California First Lady Maria Shriver’s support of Alzheimer’s disease research at UC Irvine will continue with a second $100,000 award announced Tuesday, Jan. 14, for study of the causes of gender disparity in a disease that affects twice as many women as men.

This is the latest round in “seed grant” money made possible through a partnership that began in 2017 between Shriver’s Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, also known as UCI MIND.

The purpose: To figure out why women are disproportionately affected more by Alzheimer’s disease than men.

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