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The full Senate Appropriations committee approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that would increase Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health by $400 million, a significant step forward toward the 2025 goal set by the Administration and a major victory for achieving medical progress for the millions currently with Alzheimer’s and the many who will be affected in the near future.

The BrightFocus Foundation will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board member Meryl Comer, who also serves as President & CEO of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative.

An additional $400 million for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health became one step closer to reality following a key Senate subcommittee action today.

As part of an esteemed group of panelists, including members of Congress and mobile and senior care executives, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s co-founder and Chairman George Vradenburg will speak about how technology and mobile applications can spur meaningful social interaction and connectivity for aging Americans, especially those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 

Adding to its cadre of influential and highly-regarded Alzheimer’s leaders, today UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) announced that Karen Segal, who founded the North Shore Medical Research Junior Board for Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago in 1995, will be joining its board of directors.


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