Keeneland, Investing in Racing's Future since 1936.
Issue link: http://keenelandmagazine.epubxp.com/i/314184
Keeneland.com K Summer 2014 77 Jerry Raider came to Lexington in 1976 when his employer, IBM, transferred the highly skilled engineer from its upstate New York facility to its operation in the Bluegrass. With an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a master's in automatic control, he specialized in electric motors. Now retired, Raider might be seen as someone who simply tinkers in his basement workshop long after his high-achieving days at IBM ended, but that characterization would miss the mark by a long shot. He has not stopped searching for the ultimate effcient electric motor. "I still have this great interest in electric motors, which has gotten me interested in the relationship between motors and generators," Raider says. "A possible application I've come up with is a generator in a wind turbine. I hope to get a patent on my idea." With all that in mind, it might surprise people to learn that Raider has early and very mild cognitive impairment. He is being treated by clinicians with the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, where he also participates in the center's long-term research group. Center, Jerry Raider, a patient and a research group participant, meets with his doctor, Gregory A. Jicha, left. Janet Raider accompanies her husband. Battle for the Brain SanderS-Brown Center on aging aimS to Solve the riddleS of age-related neurodegenerative diSorderS By William Bowden / Photos by Lee Thomas KM2-77.pgs 05.13.2014 16:15 Keeneland BLACKYELLOWMAGENTACYAN