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September 19, 2014 - 8:45am - 5:30pm

The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with a day-long symposium on Friday, September 19, 2014.  A copy of the symposium's video is available for viewing at:


September 13, 2014 - 9:15am - 12:00pm

We held a Subjects Appreciation Day (with breakfast!) at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02215) on September 13, 2014 to honor the dedication of our research subjects, and would like to share our speakers' presentation slides with those who might have missed the event. We hereby THANK each and everyone of our study participants for their hard work and dedication to research and science!

March 4, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center's 27th annual scientific poster symposium to be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 9:30am - 12:30pm [note new start & end time this year!] in the Joseph B.

January 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

'The Genius of Marian' is a film that follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease as her son (the filmmaker) documents her struggle to hang onto a sense of self. The film will be shown on several days in January 2014 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).

October 30, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of the latest research updates at this annual event!  The following researchers from our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will be featured:

-- Drs. Brad Hyman and Rudy Tanzi will highlight new directions in brain research,

-- Dr. Steve Gomperts will present 'New Imaging Methods in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases',

-- Dr. Mark Albers will speak on 'Early Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease'

September 29, 2013 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, had served as the Medical Chair of this successful event, and he will continue to do so this year!

September 28, 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The Harvard College Alzheimer's Buddies program will host its first symposium at the First Parish Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist (3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138) on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1:30 - 4:30pm. The symposium will include presentations by Harvard clinicians and researchers who are working in Alzheimer's disease.

More information regarding the symposium and the Alzheimer's Buddies program is attached.

July 13, 2013 - 6:30am

The Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA.

Exciting events for the Ride will include a "Family Ride", "30 Mile Introductory Ride", "62 Mile Metric Century Ride", and the challenging "100 Mile Century Ride".

For more information regarding the event, please visit

February 8, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 26th annual scientific poster symposium on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115). The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format, and a light breakfast will be served.

November 16, 2012 - 6:30pm

Join jazz pianist and Action physician Elliot Steger and his Jazz Trio in an annual gala concert to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. This concert is presented by The Liberty Alzheimer Partnership of Greater Concord and the gala is called "The Color of the Night is Purple'!

The event will be held at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA, 02421. A festive reception featuring a complimentary wine bar will start at 6:30pm, followed by the jazz concert at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $30.

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The goal of this fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental research on Alzheimer's disease within the U.S. and is for new projects only. Financial support will be provided for the early and conceptual plans of projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to advance biomedical research.

More information may be found at

Mon, 11/04/2013

This program is intended to forge collaborations between investigators from across the Harvard and MIT communities who have not previously worked together.

Five awards, each consisting of $100,000 per year for 2 years, are available. More information is attached.

Wed, 09/11/2013

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) invite researchers to apply for grants on research investigating the pathologic mechanisms of neurodegeneration in FTD and related disorders. Grants will be provided for one-year duration (up to $150,000 each) with the possibility of follow-on funding. The deadline date for application for this grant is September 5, 2013.

Mon, 07/01/2013

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) invite researchers to apply for challenge grants for the development and validation of biomakers for Alzheimer's disease/dementia. Grants will be provided for one-year duration (up to $140,000 each) with the possibility of follow-on funding. The deadline date for application for this grant is August 1, 2013.

Mon, 07/01/2013

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Program on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Prevention invites scientists to apply for grants on innovative computational approaches to map disease and predict the efficacy of drugs to treat and prevent dementia. Grants will be provided for one-year duration (up to $150,000 each) with the possibility of follow-on funding. The deadline date for application for this grant is September 5, 2013.

Mon, 07/01/2013

The Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer'ss Initiative has announced its second online innovation challenge whose goal is to identify male and female differences in the pathogenesis and presentation of Alzheimer's disease in the pre-symptomatic, early symptomatic and late stages of the disease. The Challenge will require a written proposal and winning submissions will share $100,00 in prize awards.

More information is attached, and may also be found at

Mon, 04/29/2013

The AFTD has issued a Request for Proposals for pilot grants that are designed to seed original projects, with the goal of generating preliminary data towards a larger grant application on basic/clinical research in frontotemporal degeneration and related conditions.

Applications are due on July 1, 2013.

More information may be found at, or on the attached document.

Mon, 03/04/2013

The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Cener, and the MGH Neurological Clinical Research Institute have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at uncovering and developing effective treatments for neurodegenetive diseases.

Applications are due on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

The Call for Applications is attached.

Thu, 10/25/2012

Boston is a mecca of medicine, home to some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical schools, physicians and medical scientists in the world. Since the momentous day in 1846 when William Morton, a local dentist, for the first time publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in Masachusetts General Hospital's now-famous Ether Dome, the city has seen many medical firsts, including the first fertilization of an ovum in a test tube and the first successful human-organ transplant. Today, it ranks as a preeminent center for healthcare and research.

Mon, 10/01/2012

Massachusetts General Hospital moved into the No. 1 spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best hospitals in America last week, the first time in the 23-year history of the survey that the institution has received the distinction. Nine of Harvard Medical School's 16 affiliates were recognized for excellence in this year's U.S. News surveys, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mass General, McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Tue, 07/17/2012
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