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Snitz Study is Lead Article for December JA

A study by Beth Snitz, PhD, Research Associate in the Department of Neurology was selected by the Journal of the American Medical Association as its lead article for the December 23-30, 2009 issue. Titled “‘Ginkgo biloba for preventing cognitive decline in older adults,” the study was based on the multi-site Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study led by former department chair Steven DeKosky, MD, who was the GEM PI and lead author for the JAMA article. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial followed over 3000 participants for 8 years to determine ginkgo biloba’s effect on long-term cognitive functioning. Publication of the article has generated significant media interest. Read the study here. (01/10)