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Alzheimer's Association To Award Early Investigators Research Scholarships
Updated March 31, 2017 6:37 AM | Filed under: Health
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Alzheimer's Association is accepting submissions for research projects in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for its Early Investigators Scholarship award.

The scholarship encourages, recognizes and awards promising research projects in basic biomedical, patient-oriented, caregiver, social-behavioral or other dementia-related studies.

Students must be enrolled and in good standing as an undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral student at an accredited Indiana college or university. Candidates are allowed to self-nominate or be nominated by a faculty member. Submissions must include the full name and contact information of the candidate, academic institution, a 200-word summary of their research project and a letter of support from a mentor or academic advisor.

Candidates will be evaluated by the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. The council consists of physicians, scientists, researchers and clinicians that are experts in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Entries will be evaluated based on relevance for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, innovation and impact on the understanding of or the ability to treat or manage Alzheimer's disease.

Up to four recipients will receive a $2,500 cash award, public recognition at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association Education Conference reception on June 1, 2017 and a complimentary membership into the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

Submissions must be emailed to Lisa Phillips at ljette@alz.org by Monday, May 1. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter at (317) 587-2217.

Today more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease - the only one of the top 10 leading causes of death with no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. That number is expected to as much as triple by 2050.

About the Alzheimer's Association:

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's®. Visit www.alz.org/indiana or call (800) 272-3900.



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