Collaborative research to better understand the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and prevent dementia before symptoms occur. The EPAD project is part of a global effort in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and is a major European initiative to create a novel environment for testing numerous interventions targeted at the prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Diseases affecting the brain and central nervous system represent one of the largest global healthcare challenges and greatest medical needs due to the devastating personal and economic consequences for patients, caregivers and society. Leveraging its three integrated platforms, Yumanity Therapeutics’ innovative new approach to drug discovery and development concentrates on reversing the cellular phenotypes and disease pathologies caused by protein misfolding.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
Dementia affects an estimated 47 million people worldwide, a figure set to almost double every 20 years. The world’s first G8 dementia summit was held in 2013, bringing together ministers, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and charities to discuss what can be done. Since then, there have been a number of important initiatives launched including the Dementia Discovery Fund.
The Health Innovators Fellowship Program was created in 2015 to strengthen the leadership of innovators across the healthcare ecosystem and to connect, inspire, and challenge them to create new approaches that will improve the health and well-being of our society. The program is modeled on both the Henry Crown Fellowship and the Liberty Fellowship, and building upon the Aspen Institute’s commitment to values-based, action-oriented leadership.