Go Ahead, Test Him Chris Gussis (SED’71) has devoted his retirement to medical science

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January 29th, 2018

10/20/17 -- Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Chris Gussis is an 89-year-old alum who has been a test subject in more than 300 scientific and medical experiments Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

10/20/17 — Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Chris Gussis is an 89-year-old alum who has been a test subject in more than 300 scientific and medical experiments
Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

Go Ahead, Test Him

Chris Gussis (SED’71) has devoted his retirement to medical science

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Mr. Gussis has been poked and prodded, tested on treadmills and with memory quizzes, served fatty meals followed by blood tests. His memory, cognition, and emotional regulation have been measured and his brain waves monitored. And he went through it all for science.

“There is a lot of hope in this field now, and that’s because of people like Mr. Gussis who are willing to come and participate in studies.” – Eric Steinberg, project manager for the Health Outreach Program for the Elderly (HOPE) study, conducted by the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

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