CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Research Foundation (BRF) today announced that Scott Serota, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), has joined its board of directors. "Scott has expressed keen interest in our Foundation and the work we support," stated Dr. Terre A. Constantine, executive director and chief executive officer of BRF. "We are fortunate to add someone with his extensive health care experience and passion for science and research to our board."
BCBSA, a federation of 36 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, received BRF's 2016 Frederic A. Gibbs award for community service. Mr. Serota accepted the award on behalf of the association.
"As someone who has committed his entire career to healthcare, I have a special appreciation for the terrific work Brain Research Foundation has enabled in this key clinical area over the past six decades," Mr. Serota said. "Looking ahead, I foresee more pioneering contributions from the Foundation that meet our organizations' shared goals: helping people get and stay healthy; preventing disease; and ensuring that all Americans get the right treatments at the right time."
About the Brain Research Foundation
Brain Research Foundation supports neuroscience research that leads to advanced understanding of brain function in children and adults. This Foundation is committed to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases.
We deliver this commitment through both research grant programs, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for more than 106 million members – one-in-three Americans. For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.
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SOURCE Brain Research Foundation