New York, NY – September 21, 2018 - The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter today announced the presentation of Alzheimer’s Association Research Grants to two New York City based researchers. Dr. Ana Pereira and Dr. Andrew Varga will receive approximately $150,000 over the next three years for their respective research projects.
The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant program funds early career researchers who are less than 10 years past their doctoral or post residency. The program aims to nurture a robust pipeline of fresh ideas while laying the groundwork for future grant applications.
“The only way we will achieve a world without Alzheimer’s is through research. Funding Dr. Pereira and Dr. Varga not only supports their work, but is part of a broader Alzheimer’s Association effort to keep the best and brightest scientists working on this disease,” said Christopher Smith, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world, having awarded more than $410 million to fund over 2,700 scientific investigations. The Association is currently investing over $110 million in nearly 400 of the best projects in 19 countries.
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About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.