Chatting with ‘Still Alice’ Advisor Mary Sano

 – February 17, 2015  –– 

Julianne Moore is up for an Oscar. Mary Sano leads the Alzheimer’s disease research at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The two women might never have crossed paths. But for her turn as Dr. Alice Howland in the movie Still Alice, Moore did some research into the disease. That legwork led her to Sano, who gave Moore pointers on how to accurately portray a linguistics professor whose world is fundamentally shaken by the effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

-Mary Sano, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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