Baylor College of Medicine's Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Rachelle Doody to become the Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research.

A two-time graduate of Rice University, Doody received a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 and both a Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in 1992. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from BCM in 1983 before serving an internship in medicine at McGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute in Montreal, Quebec.

Doody returned to Baylor in 1984 to serve a residency in neurology and has been a BCM instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and currently a professor of neurology. In addition, she has also been chief of the Alzheimer's Disease Evaluation and Research Unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She now serves as director of BCM's Alzheimer's Disease Center.