IU Researcher Joins The Alzheimer’s Association

(UNDATED) – The Alzheimer’s Association announces the election of Bruce Lamb, Ph.D., from Carmel, Ind., to its Board of Directors.

Lamb joins the 29-member, all-volunteer governing board in steering the strategic direction of the Association as it carries out its mission to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Lamb, a world-expert on the biological underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, holds several academic appointments at Indiana University School of Medicine, including executive director of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute.

Currently, Lamb serves as chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Group of the Alzheimer’s Association. He is an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART), which convenes the global Alzheimer’s and dementia science community around key research areas. Lamb is responsible for launching the professional interest area tied to immunity. Lamb is also a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter and is actively involved in advocacy to support increased research funding for Alzheimer’s disease.

“It is an honor to serve in such a respected position as a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors,” said Lamb. “As someone who has dedicated my career to Alzheimer’s research and as someone whose family has been directly impacted by the disease, I look forward to this new role as we work to end the devastation of Alzheimer’s and ensure that all who have or face this disease have the care and support they need until we do.” Lamb will serve a two-year term on the Alzheimer’s Association Board.

“We are pleased to welcome Bruce to the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors,” said Brian Richardson, Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors. “His expertise and background will be invaluable to the board as we work together in pursuit of the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”

Lamb has received several awards for his research work, including the prestigious Alzheimer’s Association Zaven Khachaturian Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing individuals whose compelling vision, selfless dedication and extraordinary achievement has advanced the field of Alzheimer’s science. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Lamb received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania prior to a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, including 110,000 in Indiana.

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause for women. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association advocates for the needs and rights of people facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. The Association calls for an increased commitment to Alzheimer’s funding from the federal government for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support. It helps to pass landmark legislation such as the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which mandated the creation of the nation’s first plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease. It was also a driving force behind the passage of the
Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, which allows expert scientists at the National Institutes of Health to directly communicate with Congress about the resources needed to achieve the National Plan’s goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia ® . Visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

About IU School of Medicine

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability

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