The McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) recently elected John E. Brady, MD, a family physician with Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group in Newport News, Virginia, to its Board of Trustees. As a frontline family physician with more than 20 years experience, Dr. Brady has focused his attention on trying to understand and solve the challenging problems many small primary care practices face in providing efficient and comprehensive medical care. He has translated those lessons learned to serve as a productive and engaged member of several state and national organizations.
Working with the Ideal Medical Practices Group, Dr. Brady helped numerous practices across the nation implement patient-centric care. As Chair of the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Brady helped write and implement a bold new strategic plan focusing on communication with the 100,000 family physicians who are Board certified.
Dr. Brady also serves as Co-Chair of the Data and Performance Measurement Committee for the Virginia Governor’s Task Force on Primary Care, where he is working to implement new and innovative measures across the state of Virginia.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Brady as the newest member of our Board of Trustees,” said Michael L. Dockery, MD, Chair, McKnight Brain Research Foundation. “His commitment to patient-focused care and knowledge of what primary care patients need to maintain their cognitive skills and prevent age-related cognitive decline and memory loss, make him a valuable addition to the MBRF Board of Trustees. His background and depth of knowledge will help the Foundation as we work to uncover new research and better understand how to prevent cognitive decline and memory loss associated with the aging process.”
With cognitive changes due to the normal aging process affecting nearly 87 percent of people age 65 and older, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation is the nation’s only private foundation dedicated exclusively to solving the mysteries of the aging brain and helping people achieve a lifetime of cognitive health. The Foundation supports research specifically targeting cognitive aging, age-related cognitive decline and memory loss and works to educate the public on the steps that can be taken to maintain cognitive and brain health.
Dr. Brady joins the MBRF’s current Board of Trustees, including Dr. Patricia A. Boyle, LaGrange, IL; Dr. Allison Brashear, Buffalo, NY; Dr. J. Lee Dockery, Gainesville, FL; Dr. Michael L. Dockery, Chair, Charlotte, NC; Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, Boca Raton, FL; Dr. Susan L. Pekarske, Tucson, AZ; Dr. Madhav Thambisetty, Vice Chair, Ellicott City, MD; and Melanie Cianciotto, Corporate Trustee, Orlando, FL, in working to improve quality of life for the public by alleviating age-related memory loss.