Dean LaFerla addresses needed funding for Alzheimer’s research on Capitol Hill
UCI is leading the way in Alzheimer’s disease research, with one of only 27 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) in the US. As the director of the UCI ADRC, and a distinguished researcher in the area of Alzheimer’s disease, Dean Frank M. LaFerla visited Washington, D.C. in June to make the case for additional federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease research.
Representing the School of Biological Sciences as a featured panelist at the Alzheimer’s Congressional Briefing, titled “Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Preventing the Boom that will Bust the US Economy”, Dean LaFerla was joined by Robert Egge, Executive VP of the Alzheimer’s Association; Pat White, President of ACT for NIH; and Leah Drew, a patient advocate. The UCI hosted briefing was sponsored by Congressional Representative Mimi Walters of the 45th district of California.