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The House Appropriations Committee has released its proposal for a fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill that includes a $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease research funding, a move strongly supported today by the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s organization.

Following the tragic and untimely death of Pat Summitt today due to early onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 64, UsAgainstAlzheimer's, on behalf of all patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias, extends its condolences to her family and presses for increased urgency for all stakeholders to come together to defeat this disease.

Today, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will co-host a briefing, “A New Era in Alzheimer’s Research,” aimed at discussing how patient-centered care can speed medical innovation, improve quality of care and help support caregivers.

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.


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