N.C. A&T’s COAACH Partners with NC Registry for
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 2, 2019) – On the heels of Alzheimer’s and
Brain Awareness Month, the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and
Community Health (COAACH) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
State University has partnered with NC Registry for Brain Health to
provide access to helpful information.
“This registry serves as a one-stop, providing community members with
access to important resources and a chance to participate in
ground-breaking research advancements,” said Dr. Grace Byfield, interim
director of COAACH.
Gives $1 Million To Support N.C. A&T Alzheimer’s Research, Student
Success, Athletics Joy Cook
North Carolina A&T
State University alumnus and retired
pharmaceutical executive Willie A. Deese is generously giving back
to his alma mater, once again, in ways that will provide critical,
on going support for research, student success and
athletics. Deese’s $1 million gift will be split five ways
in areas of need and opportunity across the university. The 1977
graduate of the School of Business and Economics (now a college),
is a strong supporter of N.C. A&T and a true believer in investing in
its mission. Deese, who retired in June after 12 years as a senior
executive of Merck and Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical and
health solutions company (known outside the United States as MSD), has long
been one of the university’s most passionate and deeply involved
alumni. Combined with his previous gifts, his overall financial
support totals more than $4 million.
NC A&T Board of Trustee approved
converting COAACH from a department of Biology Center to a
A&T’s COAACH to Host Inaugural Golf Tournament Fundraiser
EAST GREENSBORO, NC (July 20, 2018) – The Center for Outreach in
Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health (COAACH) at North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University will host its inaugural
golf tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Grandover Resort and
Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.
improve the health and well-being of communities by
providing education, community empowerment, and
evidence-based research in Alzheimer’s disease and related
conditions. COAACH offers programs such as Lunch
and Learns, a support group and the annual Caregiver
Education Conference as a resource to help communities cope
with the devastating disease. The sixth leading cause of
death in the United States, Alzheimer’s and dementia kill
more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Tax deductible registration and pledging are available at www.coaachhealth.org.COAACH is 501(c)(3) certified.
The registry is the first of its kind in the state that connects adults
to nearby resources and research opportunities examining memory
disorders. Individuals who join the registry also will learn more about
managing, treating and preventing related conditions. Young adults are
especially encouraged to participate in studies as researchers aim to
identify early signs before symptoms appear.
COAACH focuses on awareness and evidence-based research. The center
hosts workshops, conferences, health fairs and support groups throughout
the year, and also produces publications highlighting research on
Alzheimer’s, aging and overall community health. This new partnership is
an extension of its outreach efforts.
The NC Registry for Brain Health is funded by a recurring $1.2 million
grant from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to
improve access to health information and research collaboration
throughout the state. To learn more, visit the registry’s website.