Bill and Georgeann McRaven believe this is an attainable mission.
Who wouldn’t want to learn how to stave off dementia or Alzheimer’s and better cope with stress and depression?
“We’re on the cusp of a brain health revolution,” says Bill, who was chancellor of the University of Texas System after his storied 37-year Navy Special Operations career. “As you look across the health care industry, everybody recognizes that the neurosciences are the great frontier. They’re where oncology and cancer were 50 years ago.
“We believe that the Center for BrainHealth and its BrainHealth Project are going to lead the way.”
Sandi Chapman, chief director of the center and a pre-eminent crusader for brain research, says the McRavens were the hands-down choice for bringing national visibility and global connectivity to the initiative.
The McRavens are all too familiar with the ravages brought on by combat brain injuries, PTSD and depression. Georgeann’s father died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.