Penny Dacks, PhD
Penny Dacks is the assistant director for aging and Alzheimer’s prevention at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Penny is responsible for all aspects of this program, started in 2012 to evaluate, communicate, and accelerate the development of scientific evidence for proposed strategies to promote health aging and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging. As part of this mission, Cognitive Valley was launched in 014 to provide an open resource to the public on the state-of-the-science behind any and all suggested preventative therapies Penny trained in neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of Arizona, and Queen’s University,) with individual fellowships from NIH, the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Foundation, ARCS Foundation, and Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. She is a member of SfN, the Gerontological Society of America, Endocrine Society, and Association for Women in Science.