Alison Fraser, Director of the Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation joined The George Jarkesy Show today to talk about the Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American Dream Program. George was also joined by Mark Underwood the President of Quincy Biosciences, which is working on a solution to help Alzheimer’s Patients.
Alison Fraser and The Heritage Foundation
As Director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Alison Acosta Fraser oversees Heritage Foundation research on a wide range of domestic economic issues including federal spending, taxes, energy and environment, retirement savings and regulation.
One of the Roe Institute’s priorities is reform of the federal retirement programs – Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Under Fraser’s leadership, Heritage research has helped define and communicate the long-term fiscal threats from spending and taxes and identify solutions and proposals for reforms.
Following Hurricane Katrina, she took the lead in preparing Heritage’s comprehensive special reports on disaster recovery. These reports were the first and only such policy works published in the weeks following the disaster, making Heritage a leader in solutions on Capitol Hill in the media.
Fraser has appeared on all CNBC, CNN, FOX and MSNBC news channels, Bloomberg, PBS and the BBC. Her commentaries on fiscal issues have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Philadelphia Enquirer, National Review Online, Washington Times and USA Today.
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Mark Underwood and Quincy Bioscience
Mark serves as President of the Company and is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the business. His experience includes laboratory product development, product launches, and business team development. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mark served in several capacities with Pak Technologies, Inc. as Director of Business Development, Technical and Product Development Manager, Human Resources, Safety and Regulatory Affairs Manager between the years of 1997 and 2004. Mark has a BA in Psychology (neurochemistry) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
About Quincy Biosciences
Quincy Bioscience officially started this journey on June 7, 2004, just a few short days after the passing of President Reagan, a time when the nation’s attention turned to Alzheimer’s and its destructive course of events. Quincy Bioscience set its sights on making a difference in the quality of life for those afflicted with the diseases of aging. As President Reagan noted on a plaque that sat on his Oval Office desk, It Can Be Done!
Quincy Bioscience opened headquarters in the University Research Park in Madison, Wisconsin in the fall of 2004. Simultaneously, a partnership was formed with the laboratory of Dr. James R. Moyer, Jr. of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Dr. Moyer is a leading expert in the field of calcium-mediated dementia and cellular death.
Research results from Dr. Moyer’s lab successfully demonstrated apoaequorin as a potent neuroprotective compound and data was presented at the annual conference of The Society for Neuroscience. Further studies proved apoaequorin even more protective in aged models.
To accommodate growth in all areas of the organization Quincy Bioscience moves out of the Research Park to its current location, four times larger than the previous office space sufficient to accommodate growing staff and future needs.
Quincy Bioscience looks forward to a healthy future of innovation in therapeutics and other technologies to help protect brain cells.