research

Junior Board raises funds for local Alzheimer’s research.

Since Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama’s Jr. Board was established in 2015, they have attracted a dynamic group of young people who are both personally and professionally tied to the disease.  They are ambitiously raising money with 2 major annual fundraisers:  Glow for a Cure – a nighttime golf tournament in August; and Ales for Alzheimer’s, a spring event at Avondale Brewery.   In addition they host an annual educational event for their peers.

These efforts build on ACA’s history of supporting research, which includes funding 24 seed research grants at Alabama universities since 2001.  It is our hope that the establishment of the Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UAB can assist in recruiting the brightest, most promising students to establish careers in Alzheimer’s research.  The first student was selected in early 2019.

2019 Junior Board President presents the first check to David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Neurology, UAB.

Clinical Trials

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama is dedicated to encouraging and supporting research. Clinical trials are a part of clinical research with the goal to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe.

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