In Memory of Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan

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It is with great sadness that UCI MIND shares news about the passing of Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce and a tremendous supporter of brain research. Frieda was 96 years of age when she passed on Saturday. She was a pioneer in many powerful ways. A leader in the U.S. wholesale produce business since 1962, Frieda was the first woman to own and run her own firm. Her specialty was introducing unusual produce to the U.S. market, bringing more than 200 fruits and vegetables from around the world to America. She marketed each new product with…

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VIDEO: 2020 WAM-UCI MIND Initiative

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OC Register: Former California First Lady Maria Shriver gives UC Irvine gender-related research on Alzheimer’s disease another boost

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NBC Los Angeles: Maria Shriver Donates to UC Irvine for Alzheimer’s Research

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VIDEO: When will we have an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease? with Director, Dr. Joshua Grill

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When will we have an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease? Ask Joshua Grill, PhD

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Why I Support UCI MIND

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Contributed by Keith Swayne, UCI MIND Leadership Council It is humbling to be recognized as Philanthropist of the Year, particularly when I think about the many individuals who are working to make a difference in the world. The OC National Philanthropy Day event brought together Orange County philanthropists and non-profit organizations to celebrate our shared vision of improving our community. This is what drives me. I wish to use my voice to connect people and organizations to achieve more and help others. I have strived to do this over the last five years with my involvement with UCI MIND. Alzheimer’s…

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Director, Joshua Grill Asked to Comment for Reuters Re: Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug

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