Alzheimer’s research earns Joseph Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award at Health Care Heroes breakfast

August 26, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Phoenix Business Journal] – Joseph Rogers, president and senior scientist at Sun Health Research Institute, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Health Care Heroes Awards breakfast presented by the Phoenix Business Journal Thursday.

Rogers has been a research pioneer on the damage inflammation does to brain tissue in Alzheimer’s patients. The work by Rogers and collaborating scientists allows researchers to test different treatments that may have a positive impact on Alzheimer’s and other disorders.

Eleven others also were honored at the event sponsored by Blue Cross Shield of Arizona, Abrazo Health Care, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, A.T. Still University, Delta Dental and The Plaza Cos. Thirty-one finalists were nominated in 11 categories. The other winners are:

First Responder: Chris Crockett, commander, Public Affairs Bureau, Phoenix Police Department.

Education: Barbara Kavanagh, president and founder, Arizona Myeloma Network; Dr. Craig Phelps, provost, A.T. Still University.

Service Philanthropy: Judy Mohraz, president, The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

Community Outreach: James Washington, director of school based clinics, Abrazo Health Care.

Dental: Dr. Doug Beischel, chief of staff, John C. Lincoln Children’s Dental Care.

Nurse: Elizabeth Campbell, clinical program manager, Translational Genomics Institute.

Nurse Leader: Sue Hanauer, vice president, patient care services, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

Physician: Dr. Oliver Harper, senior physician and co-founder, Banner Arizona Medical Clinic.

Research/Innovator: William Duckworth, VA researcher, Phoenix VA Health Care System.

Volunteer: Gary Held, president, My Guy Remodeling.