Alzheimer’s Association Establishes Alliances With Parkinson’s Groups

As founder of Another8, a recruiting firm based in the Silicon Valley area, Scott Robarge helps growth-oriented companies tap into the power of social media recruiting. Robarge’s use of social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter is a small part of how he consults with companies to utilize technology to identify, engage and manage talent. This belief in the effectiveness of recruiting technology is a product of his previous recruiting experience during the late 1990s tech boom and his engineering background. Outside of work, Scott Robarge supports the Alzheimer’s Association.

In keeping with its goal of supporting research into Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association recently announced a partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The joint project, known as Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Disease (BAND), will use data from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

Officials from the foundations believe that analysis of the data produced by these initiatives could provide more insight into both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, which share many clinical symptoms and biological characteristics.

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