Volume 16, Issue 7 p. 1095-1098
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Scientific Advising and Reviewing: On strengthening the bond between the Alzheimer's Association and the scientific community

David Knopman

David Knopman

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

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Cynthia A. Lemere

Cynthia A. Lemere

Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Bruce T. Lamb

Bruce T. Lamb

Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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Suzanne Craft

Suzanne Craft

Department of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

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Laura N. Gitlin

Laura N. Gitlin

College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Todd E. Golde

Todd E. Golde

Department of Neurosciences, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, USA

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Margaret Pericak-Vance

Margaret Pericak-Vance

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Department of Human Genomics, Miami, Florida, USA

John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

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Mary Sano

Mary Sano

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA

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Gerard Schellenberg

Gerard Schellenberg

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicines, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Julie A. Schneider

Julie A. Schneider

Departments of Pathology and Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Hui Zheng

Hui Zheng

Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

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Zaven Khachaturian

Zaven Khachaturian

Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC, USA

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Heather M. Snyder

Corresponding Author

Heather M. Snyder

Medical & Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Heather M. Snyder, Medical & Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Email: [email protected]

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Maria C. Carrillo

Maria C. Carrillo

Medical & Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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First published: 19 May 2020

Abstract

From its inception in 1980, advancement of research was one of the primary missions of the Alzheimer's Association (also known as Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association) in addition to leading in family caregiver support, better care, public education, and awareness. Over the past 30 years, the Association has grown and expanded its engagement with the scientific community. In the past 10 years, its research budget has more than doubled, greatly increasing the number of research grants funded and the number of strategic projects supported. The leadership and members of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council recognized that the growth of the Alzheimer's Association and the expanded mission of Medical & Scientific Relations Division necessitated a change in the mission and charge of the external scientific advisory function to the Association.