NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation announced today the recent appointment of Dr. Manny Alvarez, Senior Managing Editor of Fox News Health, to the Board of Trustees, effective March 16, 2011.
Manny Alvarez, M.D., is a dedicated medical professional and pioneer of innovative advances in medical technology. For nearly a decade, Dr. Alvarez has served as Chairman of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.
Known widely to audiences of the Fox News Channel as "Dr. Manny," he appears regularly on Fox and Friends, Fox News Live, DaySide, and FoxNews.com. Alvarez is the author of: The Checklist: What You and Your Family Need to Know to Prevent Disease; and Live a Long and Healthy Life.
"Dr. Alvarez is an outstanding addition to our board," said Kent L. Karosen President & CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. "Manny's philanthropic achievements coupled with his substantial experience in the medical field will bring unequivocal growth to our foundation. He is passionate about making our communities aware of the pressing needs of our ever-expanding aging population and is committed to helping those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease."
Dr. Alvarez is a board member of Life Opportunities Unlimited, a nonprofit organization serving educationally challenged children. In 2004, he was named Man of the Year by New Jersey SEEDS, an organization that provides students with educational scholarships.
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer's research and education. It serves Alzheimer's patients and their families by seeking to understand the causes of, discover a cure for, and improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease. Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard directs the team of internationally renowned scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at The Rockefeller University, which has been at the forefront of research providing the conceptual framework for understanding Alzheimer's disease. The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation actively raises funds for these purposes. Of the money raised by the Foundation, only 9 cents of every dollar is used for overhead and administrative purposes. For more information about the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, visit www.ALZinfo.org.
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SOURCE Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation