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Today, we are proud to launch our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017.  As is our custom and commitment to our thesis—Disruptive Women seeks to highlight women from a broad cross-section of disciplines, all of whom profoundly impact health and health care. This year we are doing something different. Given the enormity of the issues we are facing globally, when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, we are focusing this year’s class of extraordinary women on those who are committed to ridding the world of this scourge. Lest you think this affects only the elderly (whatever that means), have a look at the sobering numbers and impact: start with our Brain Health series.

All of our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017 personify DW’s mission “to serve as a platform for provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions in the health sphere.”

Disruptive Women in Health Care would like to take a moment to also salute our 16 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2016 and 15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015.

Come meet our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017:

aveyLinda Avey

Co-founder 23andMe and Co-founder and CEO, Curious Inc.

Biography

BrintonDr. Roberta Diaz Brinton

Inaugural Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, University of Arizona Health Sciences

Biography

CarrilloDr. Maria C. Carrillo

Chief Science Officer, Medical and Scientific Relations, Alzheimer’s Association

Biography

ComerMeryl Comer

Founding Board Member, USAgaistAlzheimer’s and President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

Biography

CrooksDr. Glenna Crooks

Founder and CEO SageMyLife.

Biography

HallerStacy Pagos Haller

President and CEO, BrightFocus Foundation

Biography

HendersonMarsha B. Henderson

Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health (OWH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Biography

LangbaumDr. Jessica Langbaum

Principal Scientist, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative

Biography

LathanDr. Corinna E. Lathan

Co-founder, Board Chair and CEO, AnthroTronix

Biography

LesserJill Lesser

President, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s Network and Board Member, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s

Biography

MikulskiSenator Barbara Mikulski

Senator, retired

Biography

PfeiferDr. Andrea Pfeifer

CEO, AC Immune

Biography

PoslunsLynn Posluns

Founder, President and Board Chair, Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)

Biography

SeeleDr. Pernessa Seele

CEO & Founder The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

Biography

ElizabethTaylor2Dr. Reisa Sperling

Director, Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director of Clinical Research, Memory Disorders Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director, Neuroimaging Program, Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Biography

TomainoDr. Concetta Tomaino

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function

Biography

TomainoTrish Vradenburg

Founding Board Member and Vice-Chair, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s

Biography






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