Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., chair of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium, was named one of TIME Magazine's '100 Most Influential People of 2015' in a list published earlier this week.
Tanzi has long been known for his pioneering work in Alzheimer's disease research, especially Alzheimer's genetics. He made an especially important contribution to the field in 2014 with his lab's "Alzheimer's in a Dish" breakthrough, a tool that will be used to enhance our understanding of the disease and accelerate drug discovery.
For the fourth year in a row, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received a 4-star rating – the highest possible – from watchdog organization Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator rates over 8,000 nonprofits on many aspects of their accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility.
Actress Julianne Moore, star of Still Alice, discusses the problem of Alzheimer's with red carpet interviewer Robin Roberts at the 2015 Academy Awards. Moore later received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.
Still Alice, based on the novel of the same name by Lisa Genova, follows professor Alice Howland (Moore) after she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Howland struggles to maintain her career and her relationships with family members as her symptoms worsen.
At Cure Alzheimer's Fund's 10th anniversary celebration, we honored Alzheimer's advocate Charles Collier for his incredible work fighting the stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease. Collier is a former senior philanthropic advisor to Harvard University who was diagnosed with early onset AD in 2008. His successor at Harvard, Mr. Alastair Halliday, provided some congratulatory remarks.
Learn more about Collier and his work here.
A prestigious new list of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" includes 16 scientists closely associated with Cure Alzheimer's Fund.
Our congratulations to Dr. Thomas C. Sϋdhof of Stanford University, a member of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund's Research Consortium, who joins Randy Scheckman of the University of California, Berkeley and James E. Rothman of Yale University in winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine as announced today.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund congratulates Dr. Thomas Südhof, M.D., a member of our Research Consortium, on winning the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The Lasker Award, one of the most respected prizes in medicine, recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the elimination of some cause of disability or death.
On May 18 Jeff Morby, chairman and co-founder of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, was honored with the prestigious Paul Harris Award from Rotary District 7950. Paul Harris founded the Rotary Club more than a century ago and the award was created to recognize those who have made great contributions to society under the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been awarded the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
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