Posted December 9, 2014
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.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has worked with government to encourage more funding for Alzheimer’s research through the National Institutes of Health, specifically NIA and NIMH. We also supply seed funding to our own researchers, allowing them to qualify for much larger grants from government. In addition to the progress that has been made, we discussed challenges such as sequestration and the rising incidence and cost of Alzheimer’s.
Tim Armour, president and CEO, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
Phil Cronin, public policy senior advisor to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
David Shenk, author of The Forgetting; moderator