UsAgainstAlzheimers Names Former US Surgeon General to Its Board of Directors

UsAgainstAlzheimers Names Former US Surgeon General to Its Board of Directors
Dr. David Satcher, the former U.S. Surgeon General, was named to the Board of Directors of UsAgainstAlzheimers (UsA2), where he will contribute his voice and influence to the non-profit organization as it advocates for greater urgency and action against Alzheimer's disease. Satcher, who was a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, served as the 16th U.S. Surgeon General and as Assistant Secretary for Health from February 1998 through January 2001 at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His recent focus has been as founding director and senior advisor for the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. As an UsAgainstAlzheimers director, Satcher will play an integral role in shaping the advocacy organization's efforts to increase investments in Alzheimer's research, in working to create a more robust and streamlined clinical trial infrastructure, and in addressing the higher relative impact Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have on minority communities. "From both a personal and professional perspective, I am deeply engaged in the struggle to find a treatment and a cure for Alzheimer Disease," Satcher said in a UsA2 press release. "I am especially concerned about the disproportionate impact of this disease on people of color, and I believe that we must find a way to better support caregivers, whether they be family members or professionals." Satcher, who earned an MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, will draw on his expansive expertise and career experiences, which also included service as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and as an administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substanc
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