In December, the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) held its annual “A December to Remember Gala,” which celebrated Frank LaFerla, dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences and a Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and his many accomplishments and achievements in the field of neuroscience.
Dean LaFerla, who previously served as director of UCI MIND before passing the torch to Professor Joshua Grill, has been a powerful leader for UCI MIND and has made significant contributions to the study of Alzheimer’s disease. In honor of his work, UCI MIND established the Carla Liggett and Arthur S. Liggett, MD Endowed Chair, in Honor of Frank M. LaFerla in UCI MIND. This endowed chair will support ongoing research and education at UCI MIND, furthering the institute’s mission to understand and treat neurodegenerative disorders.
In addition to the celebration and the announcement of the endowed chair, the gala also raised over $500,0000 for Alzheimer’s disease research thanks to the generosity of attendees and patrons. The gifts will help support the important work being done at UCI MIND and will ultimately benefit those living with neurodegenerative disorders.
The gala was a resounding success and a testament to the dedication and hard work of Dean LaFerla and the entire UCI MIND team. Their efforts have made a significant impact in the field of neuroscience and will continue to do so with the establishment of the Carla Liggett and Arthur S. Liggett, MD Endowed Chair, in Honor of Frank M. LaFerla in UCI MIND.
Click here to watch congratulatory messages for Dean LaFerla on the establishment of the Carla Liggett and Arthur S. Liggett, MD Endowed Chair, in Honor of Frank M. LaFerla in UCI MIND.