Lymphedema is a disease characterized by dramatic and painful swelling in the limbs that often leads to infections.
OMRF has named Willard “Bill” Freeman and Jacquelyn Gorman to its scientific staff.
The donation continues the Eastern Star’s long history of generosity to OMRF, with gifts totaling $382,424.
Alzheimer’s affects 5.8 million Americans, and one in three senior citizens dies with the disease or other forms of dementia.
The Eastern Star has given $341,654 in gifts since it designated OMRF as its charitable beneficiary in 2002.
The trio of scientists assumed their new positions at the foundation Nov. 1, bringing the total number of OMRF senior scientists to 49.