Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) meets with our Chairman & Co-Founder Jeff Morby. Markey and Morby discuss how Cure Alzheimer's Fund and government are working together to secure more funding for the most promising Alzheimer's research.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. EST, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund hosted a free interactive Alzstream™ webinar about how we are partnering with the U.S. government on Alzheimer’s research. This partnership is an indication of the rising awareness and concern for the Alzheimer’s epidemic.
On Tuesday, June 10, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services (LHHS) earmarked an additional $100 million for Alzheimer's research in their 2015 fiscal year funding bill.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund is gratified that President Obama has specifically highlighted Alzheimer's disease research to benefit from increased research funding included in the Administration's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal.
Washington (November 7, 2013) – As the country commemorates November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness month, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) has been announced as the new Senate co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. Senator Markey was co-chair of the Task Force with Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) when he served in the House of Representatives. While in the House, then-Rep. Markey co-authored the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which mandated the development of a first-ever comprehensive National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.
The President states in the budget message for the National Institutes of Health that the proposed budget delivers on the "... Administration's commitment to enhance investment in Alzheimer's research" by adding approximately $80 million to the current year’s amount. This commitment which moves Alzheimer’s research from about 1.6% of the NIH budget to about 1.8% includes, "... investments in basic research on the fundamental causes and mechanisms of disease ..."