For the first time, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joined forces to produce a live-streamed webinar titled “Dialogue with the National Institutes of Health on Alzheimer’s Disease,” which aired on Dec. 5, 2016, from NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. The webinar featured Dr. Richard J. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and Tim Armour, president and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and was moderated by David Shenk, senior adviser to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
As a division of NIH, the mission of the NIA is to improve the health and well-being of older people through biological, clinical, and social and behavioral research. The webinar provided a big-picture overview of the Alzheimer’s disease research being conducted at NIH, how philanthropic organizations fit into the overall research picture, and how the public and private sectors are working together to fund innovative projects and bring them to scale.
Dr. Richard Hodes, director, NIA
Tim Armour, president and CEO, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
David Shenk, moderator, senior advisor to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund