Experts in the News: Tamara Fong, Sharon Inouye, and Edward Marcantonio research on genetic risk factor & post-op delirium in Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal
On November 21, 2019, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association published research co-authored by AFAR experts Tamara Fong, PhD, Sharon K. Inouye, MD, and Edward Marcantonio, MD.
Their study explores a genetic risk factor— the APOE ɛ4 gene–for Alzheimer’s disease that may indirectly influence patients’ risk of postoperative delirium.
Dr. Fong is a 1995 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program awardee, as well as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Inouye is a 1989 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty recipient. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Marcantonio is a 1999 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar, and a Professor of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Read an abstract of their research article “Apolipoprotein E genotype and the association between C-reactive protein and postoperative delirium: Importance of gene-protein interactions” here.
The full article is available online by subscription only.
Read a related press release on their research here.