The BU ADC’s New Outreach and Recruitment Team
The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Silvia Serrano, MPH, who joined our team in September 2009. Silvia will serve as the new BU ADC Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator, predominantly focused on recruitment efforts for the Health Outreach Program for the Elderly (HOPE) study. She will oversee recruitment and community outreach needs for the broader BU ADC clinical research portfolio. Silvia’s primary interests include educating populations at risk for contracting Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and increasing their participation in medical research. Prior to working with the BU ADC, Silvia worked with local and state public health agencies, developing chronic and infectious disease prevention programs. Her most recent role was managing cancer prevention screenings and infectious disease programs. Silvia is a recent recipient of a master’s degree in public health from Boston University with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences
The BU ADC is also pleased to announce that Susan Lambe, who has been serving as a consultant to the Center for the past year, has joined our team as the Brain Donation Outreach & Education Coordinator. Susan’s new role will include conducting focus groups with African American participants in the HOPE study and improving Center efforts to enhance African American representation in the BU ADC brain donation program. The position is being funded by a special supplement grant awarded to Dr. Angela Jefferson and the BU ADC as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Susan is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her professional interests include healthcare disparities, culturally relevant mental health services, and psychological effects of racism and discrimination.