Chris Sprowls Reaches Across the Aisle to Name Matt Willhite to Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee

GAP 2020 Citizen Scientist Collaborator Award National Honoree, Rep. Matt Willhite was named to the Florida House Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. This week, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, reached across the aisle to name state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. The Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee has 15 members and meets every quarter […]

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Running Clinical Trials in a Pandemic

GAP-Net site Stanford Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at Stanford University talked about how researchers have gotten creative when it comes to continuing clinical trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, clinical trials came to a screeching halt. But as researchers and doctors have gained a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2, […]

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Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Drug, Aducanumab Shows Promise

Citizen Scientist Mike O’Brien from GAP-Net site JEM Research is participating in the Biogen clinical trial for Aducanumab, which is under consideration by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sue and Mike O’Brien moved to South Florida about six years ago. One of her favorite sayings back then was ‘Really’? One night she realized […]

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There is Reason for Hope as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Comes to a Close

Dr. Chuang-Kuo Wu, the new Director of GAP-Net site Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital spoke with NBC10 about the latest developments in #Alzheimers research. Watch the full interview or read the highlights below. As Alzheimer’s Awareness Month comes to a close, there is a reason for hope. There have been […]

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Potential for an Alzheimer’s Treatment Appears to be Closer Than Ever

GAP-Net site Brigham and Women’s Hospital spoke to BioSpace about the emerging data in Alzheimer’s research and what that means for treatments. There may be nothing quite as gut-wrenching as sitting at the bedside of a loved one, watching helplessly as their life comes to an end. Perhaps the only thing more painful is when […]

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Advancing Alzheimer’s Research

2020 Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award National Honoree Dr. Collins Lewis was featured for his efforts to encourage people from different racial backgrounds to participate in Alzheimer’s clinical trials. It’s not hard to understand why most medical research projects would benefit from a robust, varied set of study subjects. But sometimes, the pool of participants doesn’t […]

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TRC-PAD Funnel Finally Touches Down

GAP was mentioned for our partnering with the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) to bring diversity and more volunteers to clinical trials. Recruiting asymptomatic participants for secondary prevention trials such as AHEAD 3-45 is no small feat. How do you find people who are well on the road to Alzheimer’s disease but feel fine, […]

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