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Alzheimer's research and local Fulbright scholar

Written by Kate Sweigart, Associate Producer | Apr 16, 2019 4:33 AM

What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, April 16, 2019:

Every minute, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease. 

It is the sixth leading cause of death in this country, resulting in more deaths than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. Scientists continue to develop new methods to understand this disease and treat those living with it. One of those scientists is Dr. Keith Fargo, the director of scientific programs and outreach at the Alzheimer's Association.

Fargo oversees the TrialMatch program: a way for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to connect with clinical trials. 

Joining us on Smart Talk to discuss the TrialMatch program and the impact of Alzheimer's disease is Dr. Keith Fargo. Also on the program is Clay Jacobs, the Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter.

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Clay Jacobs and Dr. Keith Fargo

Also, a Fulbright Scholarship is hard to get.  

With an acceptance rate of around 20 percent, a Fulbright student scholarship attracts the best and brightest applicants from colleges and universities around the country.  

A local university student was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study history at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. This is the only award granted there for the 2019-2020 academic year 

Larry Herrold, of Sunbury, is a senior history and religious studies major at Susquehanna University.  Herrold joins Smart Talk to discuss his major and the unique direction planned for his studies.  


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Larry Herrold


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