CNS Advisory Board Member
Mary Sano '74 BS is professor of psychiatry and the director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She also directs research and development at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital. Long an expert in clinical investigations, Mary has developed key methodologies for assessing therapies for Alzheimer's disease and tools that analyze the economic impact of subtle cognitive changes in elderly subjects. She is the principal investigator on many studies, and her clinical trials for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and the cognitive impairment of aging have had a direct impact on patient assessment and treatment. She earned her PhD from City University of New York. In 2012, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association selected Mary to serve as the Eleanor Bateman Scholar in Residence, during which she delivered the public Bateman Lecture and led seminars and workshops for students. She lives in New York City.