Health & Wellness

RSF Researchers Working to Make Alzheimer’s Obsolete

Alzheimers WF1Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, is often a terrifying prospect for the elderly, their loved ones and caregivers.

Roper St. Francis is working every day to eliminate those fears.

The RSF Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute, which debuted earlier this year, is dedicated to ongoing Alzheimer’s research and the eventual eradication of the disease.

The burgeoning program, led by Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, studies a variety of treatments and allows patients access to the newest drugs and technologies available for varied conditions.

The CBRI is also creating an atmosphere of innovation, in which RSF is building partnerships aimed at developing new therapies and establishing an intellectual research hub in the Lowcountry.

The CBRI team is comprised of expert clinical research physicians, research administrators, nurses, study coordinators and research compliance coordinators. The group will soon be relocating from North Charleston to a state-of-the-art space on the 5th floor of Roper Hospital’s Pettit Tower.

A key to the program’s innovation and treatment is study participants, or volunteers in CBRI parlance.

“We simply could not do the work we do without study volunteers,” Dr. Mintzer said. “They are obviously the life’s blood of our research. And not only do the studies often benefit them, but they are also helping others.”

If you or a loved one would like to participate in an Alzheimer’s study, or you would like more information on the CBRI, go here or call 740-1592.

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