Yale Alzheimer's Researcher to be Honored at Connecticut Ball

Christopher Van Dyck, M.D., director of the Alzheimer’s Research Unit at Yale School of Medicine, will be among six honorees at the “Removing the Mask” gala celebration to be held October 29 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

The honorary chair of the event is Governor Jodi Rell. The black tie celebration will begin with a 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception followed by cocktails, a silent auction at 7 p.m. and dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. The master of ceremonies will be Natalie Morales, MSNBC news anchor and frequent guest host of NBC’s Today show morning news program.

The mask motif is a metaphor for the devastating loss of identity and cognition caused by the disease.

In addition to Van Dyck, honorees include Paul Blanco, managing director at the Barnum Financial Group; Richard Fortinsky, professor of medicine University of Connecticut Health Center, Center on Aging; the family of Marjorie Murphy Morrissey, caregivers and research benefactors, and W. Frost White, Pfizer, Inc.

The sponsors include the Barnum Financial Group, the Alzheimer’s Association-Connecticut Chapter, Pfizer, the Gala Steering Committee, as well as several other sponsors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please or email Monica Bissonnette at 860-828-2828.

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