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Two Leading Alzheimer's Disease Researchers Recognized with MetLife Foundation Awards
Date:5/15/2013

de outstanding researchers with an opportunity to freely pursue new ideas. At the heart of the program is a belief in research as the road to understanding and ultimately treating this devastating disease. Each major award recipient receives a $200,000 research grant for his or her institution to further their work, and a personal prize of $50,000. MetLife Foundation established the awards in 1986 to recognize and reward scientists demonstrating significant contributions to the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

The MetLife Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease are managed by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Founded in 1981, AFAR has championed the cause and supported the funding of science in healthier aging and age-related medicine.

“We have selected these individuals because their work has provided major insights to the field and is likely to lead to new Alzheimer’s disease treatments, which are desperately needed,” said David M. Holtzman, M.D., chair of the MetLife Awards for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee, which selected the winners. Dr. Holtzman, who is Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and chairman, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, is a previous recipient of the MetLife Foundation Award.

According to recent estimates, without the development of treatments that either delay its onset or slow its progression, by 2050 well over 100 million and possibly as many as 200 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer’s disease. The time spent caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease will be measured in billions of hours, and the cost will be trillions of dollars.

Seminal Discoveries That Have Taken Alzheimer’s Research in New Directions

Drs. Li and Mucke have made significant, ongoing discoveries that have identified underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and led to promising new directions for treatment.

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