Press Releases

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Co-Founder and Chairman George Vradenburg has released the following statement, calling for swift Congressional action to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the next FDA Commissioner.   

At its first-ever Congressional dinner tonight, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s will honor Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Mark Warner (D-VA) for their deep commitment to making significant progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 

The recent announcement that Merck is halting a Phase II/III study for a promising Alzheimer’s treatment (verubecestat) was another setback in the continued and intensive effort to deliver an innovative therapy by 2020. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, which works collaboratively with industry partners to see near- and long-term progress against this destructive disease, applauds the vast investment of Merck, the diligence of the many principal investigators involved in the study and the courage of the clinical trial participants, as well as their caregivers, for their deep commitment to the fight.

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2017—To address the underrepresentation of African Americans and Latinos in all aspects of neurological research, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has launched a multi-pronged engagement strategy to build a national network of diverse researchers, patients, caregivers and stakeholder groups for collaboration and knowledge sharing around barriers, facilitators and priorities in Alzheimer’s research. The project aims to foster effective and inclusive community engagement and collaboration strategies.

WASHINGTON, DC—Dementia Friendly America (DFA), a national collaborative representing the nation’s leading Alzheimer’s organizations, companies and advocates, recently announced the U.S. launch of the Dementia Friends program, a global initiative that aims to empower and educate individuals about dementia. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a funding partner of DFA, is pleased to be a fervent initiator and supporter of this effort to serve the millions of people and their caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease.


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