Currently, the Social Action Commission “SAC” supports the following ongoing projects:
The “Smart Girl Project” is a program created by Beatriz Marinello and with the support of the Social Action Commission, pilot programs have been installed in Uganda and Chile.
This project receives support from the Social Action Commission and is being developed in conjunction with the United Nations Women Organization “UN Women”. On May 29, Beatriz Marinello met with representatives of the UN Women (New York) to further discuss the “Smart Girl” project.
Chess and Brain Aging – Alzheimer Prevention
On May 10th, Beatriz Marinello, SAC Chair will met with Dr. Robert Friedland. The main idea is to move in the direction of creating a World Project for Chess and Brain aging, as well as prevention for Alzheimer and other mental illness associated with age. Since this meeting, the following developments have taken place. The start of a new foundation, Checkmating Dementia you can find out more at their official website www.checkmatingdementia.org.
Information about Dr. Friedland:
Dr Friedland is a clinical and research neurologist devoted to the study of brain disorders associated with aging. He is a graduate of the City College of New York and was a student at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine before graduating from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1973. He completed his neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital and was a Fellow in dementia and aging at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. He then worked at the University of California, Davis, and in the Research Medicine Group of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University California, Berkeley where he served as Chief Neurologist. From 1985 to 1990 he was Deputy Clinical Director and Chief of the Section on Brain Aging and Dementia of the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health of Bethesda, MD. At the CWRU School of Medicine he was Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Psychiatry and Chief of the Laboratory of Neurogeriatrics from 1990 to 2008. In December of 2008 he joined the faculty of the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, as the Mason and Mary Rudd Chair and Professor of Neurology. Dr. Friedland’s work has focused on clinical and biological issues in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Dr. Friedland has authored or coauthored over 200 scientific publications and has current research funding from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging), as well as several Foundations, Institutes, Corporations and Families. He has had over $1,000,000 of research funding to support his work for every year since 1985.
Additional support has been provided to other countries such as, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Cameroon and more!
You can learn more about our progress by reading the latest SAC report on the website.
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