WRAP PI Sterling Johnson, PhD discussed the importance of research participants to Green Bay television station NBC26, on the day an independent documentary featuring UW–Madison research premiered on PBS. The independent documentary “Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s” premiered on the PBS science series NOVA April 6 and is available to stream online for one month.
Along with documentary producer Therese Barry-Tanner, Johnson spoke to Green Bay NBC about the importance of Alzheimer’s disease research and the valuable role of research participants. Participants from WRAP are featured in the documentary, along with Johnson and colleagues at WRAP and UW-Madison Alzheimer’s disease research programs.
“When do these proteins start going bad in midlife? How early can we detect it? And what can we do about it? That’s really the value of the study,” Johnson said. “And the documentary really brings out this idea… That it’s only through dedicated, generous, determined participants that we can get to these answers.”
“Determined to find a cure, one Green Bay woman raises Alzheimer’s awareness” aired on NBC26 Green Bay April 6, 2022.
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