STATEMENT: ELI LILLY’S PHASE 2 DONANEMAB STUDY RESULT IS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

Statement by GAP President John Dwyer on the results of the Phase 2 trial for Donanemab: We congratulate Eli Lilly on the results of the Donanemab clinical trial showing it significantly slowed the cognitive and functional decline of people with mild Alzheimer’s. This is a major step towards discovery of a disease modifying therapy. Alzheimer’s […]

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STATEMENT: BIOGEN AND APPLE PARTNERSHIP SPEEDS SEARCH FOR ALZHEIMER’S TEST; SHOULD PRIORITIZE DIVERSITY

Statement by Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) President John Dwyer on today’s announcement that Biogen and Apple are partnering on an observational study to investigate the role Apple Watch and iPhone could play in screening for mild cognitive impairment (MCI):  Today’s announcement by Biogen and Apple marks a significant step on the path to early […]

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Investment in Diversity and Rapid, Early Diagnostics Is Essential to the Search for a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Mohs testifies at Senate hearing about the Alzheimer’s crisis. Watch the full hearing at United States Senate Committee on Finance. Washington, DC (December 16, 2020) – Today, the Chief Science Officer of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP), Dr. Richard Mohs, testified before the Senate Committee on Finance, […]

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STATEMENT: NEW DATA PLATFORM WILL EXPEDITE INNOVATION AND DRIVE COLLABORATION FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RESEARCH

Washington, DC (November 25, 2020) – The President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), John Dwyer, issued the following statement regarding the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative’s (ADDI) launch of the new Alzheimer’s disease data platform, AD Workbench. “Congratulations on the launch of AD Workbench, by our colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI). The publicly […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® President Testifies before FDA Advisory Committee in Support of Breakthrough Alzheimer’s Drug

GAP President John Dwyer says aducanumab offers disease-modifying benefit significantly exceeding current therapies Contact: Pamela Larkin, 408-466-5952, pamelalarkin@rational360.com Washington, DC (November 6, 2020) – Today, the President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP), John Dwyer, testified before the FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee regarding Biogen’s breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab. Given that clinical […]

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STATEMENT: BLOOD TEST FOR ALZHEIMER’S IS A MAJOR ADVANCEMENT FOR PATIENTS, RESEARCHERS & PHYSICIANS

Contact: Pamela Larkin, 408-466-5952, pamelalarkin@rational360.com Washington, DC (October 29, 2020) – The President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), John Dwyer, issued the following statement regarding C2N Diagnostics’ release of the PrecivityADTM blood test. “Congratulations to the C2N Diagnostics team for successfully developing the first blood test of its kind for Alzheimer’s disease. It will transform […]

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West Palm Beach State Representative Receives National Award for Alzheimer’s Volunteerism

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Recognizes Rep. Matt Willhite (D-86) with the 2020 National Citizen Scientist Collaborator Award® Contact: Pamela Larkin – pamelalarkin@rational360.com, 408-466-5952 Contact: Belinda Russel – brussell@jemri.net, 561-968-2933 West Palm Beach, FL (October 22, 2020) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) has recognized State Representative Matt Willhite (D-86) as the honoree of […]

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Pawleys Island Resident with Alzheimer’s Receives National Award for Alzheimer’s Volunteerism

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Recognizes Deborah Whelan with the 2020 National Citizen Scientist Champion Award® Contact: Pamela Larkin – pamelalarkin@rational360.com, 408-466-5952 Contact: Robert Briggs – robert.briggs@rsfh.com, 267-879-1762 Charleston, SC (October 22, 2020) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) has recognized Deborah Whelan, a retiree living with Alzheimer’s disease, as the recipient of the National Citizen Scientist Champion Award®. […]

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Westford Retiree Receives National Award for Alzheimer’s Volunteerism

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Has Recognized Dennis Chan for the 2020 National Citizen Scientist Catalyst Award® Contact: Pamela Larkin – pamelalarkin@rational360.com, 408-466-5952 Boston, MA (October 22, 2020) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) has recognized Westford retiree Dennis Chan as the honoree of the National Citizen Scientist Catalyst Award®. The Center for Alzheimer […]

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St. Louis Psychiatrist and Diversity Advocate Receives National Award for Volunteerism with Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Has Recognized Dr. Collins Lewis for the 2020 National Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award® Contact: Pamela Larkin – pamelalarkin@rational360.com, 408-466-5952 St. Louis, MO (October 22, 2020) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) has recognized St. Louis psychiatrist Dr. Collins Lewis as the honoree of the National Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award®. […]

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