Alzheimer’s study aims to reach Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
By Nina Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18, 2023
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COURTESY JAREN WILKEY / BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Brigham Young University graduate student Justina Tavana, standing, greets Pacific Islander participants at a brain health fair in Orem, Utah, where they provide DNA samples and take brain diagnostic tests. As part of the multiyear Natives Engaged in Alzheimer’s Research project, BYU is gathering information about the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in populations where there is little data.
COURTESY SAM MERRILL / BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII
Brigham Young University graduate student Justina Tavana and Brigham Young University-Hawaii President John “Keoni” Kauwe are part of the Natives Engaged in Alzheimer’s Research project.