By Danny Yarnall
The Penn Memory Center Scholars Program — the cornerstone of PMC’s efforts to train the next generation of Alzheimer’s disease researchers — is now named after the man responsible for first launching the Center.
The new title, The Christopher M. Clark Scholars Program at the Penn Memory Center (PMC), honors the late Dr. Clark, PMC founding director, for his contributions to Alzheimer’s research. This commitment also underscores the belief that perspectives from psychology and economics belong at the table just as much as neurology and geriatrics when it comes to our work.
“Chris Clark was committed to a vision: excellence in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, care, and research required a diversity of disciplines and sciences working and learning together. The Christopher M. Clark Scholars Program was founded to fulfill that vision,” said PMC Co-Director Jason Karlawish, MD. “We seek to nurture and support the best minds and to instill in them the virtues Chris lived. He understood the value of listening, tolerance, and a consistent and unwavering commitment to professional ethics.”