Rotary Club of Minneapolis University
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Minneapolis University

A small and mighty group of local professionals and a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians.

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis, formerly Radisson
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
Upper level
Minneapolis, MN  55414
United States
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Meeting Date: April 25, 2018

robert vince, Phd, director of the center for drug design, academic health center, university of Minnesota

A Window into Alzheimer's:  Are the Eyes a Key to Early Detection and Prevention?

Dr. Robert Vince obtained his doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry in 1966 from the College of Pharmacy at SUNY Buffalo. In 1967 he joined the medicinal chemistry faculty at the University of Minnesota. He is presently Director of the Center for Drug Design in the Academic Health Center at the U of M. His invention, the HIV drug, abacavir, was commercialized by GSK and has resulted in the generation of revenue more than $600 million for the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Vince will discuss the development of a camera to scan the retina of the eye as an indicator of early onset Alzheimer's Disease. 

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615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis

Washington Avenue is open for limited vehicle access. If traveling by car, take I-94 (from either direction) to the Huron Blvd. exit and turn left on Washington Avenue. Proceed to the corner of Washington and Walnut. Turn right on Walnut and an immediate left into the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel valet parking.

The Green Line is now open for service and the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is easy to access from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Green Line trains arrive and depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. Take the Green Line to the East Bank rail stop which is less than 1 block away from the Graduate Hotel. Fare: $1.75

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