Institute on Aging Awards $2.5M to Launch Collaborative Research Project

Institute on Aging Awards $2.5M to Launch Collaborative Research Project
A new National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded collaborative project will bring together scientists from different disciplines to study a range of issues affecting older adults, including Alzheimer’s disease. The Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) will be funded with $2.5 million over year years by the NIA at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the Wake Forest School of Medicine, with a subcontract to the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The research network will promote interdisciplinary efforts in aging research with scientists from six NIA center progra
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  1. DK Jones says:

    My husband died in September 2017 of Early Onset AD- he was 63 at the time of his death. After 3 years of visiting various neurologists at leading university medical centers we finally were given a diagnosis at Mayo in 2015- all it required was a PET Scan that I had been requesting for at least 2 years. Even before the diagnosis I had spent hours researching treatments and then contacted many researchers around the world. I was not fortunate in obtaining any information that was helpful. My husband of 40 years died at home.
    I am a nurse educator- currently not working due to asthma- but am willing to help others and to learn as much as I can about the progress of curing this horrible disease. I do not like to contribute to programs that spend too much money on advertising or that pay costly salaries to administrative staff. I hope that our nation will find a cure- within the next five years- without the political complications and internal power struggles that often occur in the pharmaceutical industry.

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