The Fisher Center is one of the largest and most modern scientific facilities in the world dedicated to solving the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease. Our founding director is Nobel Laureate and neuroscientist Paul Greengard. He and his world-renowned team at the Fisher Center are leading the way to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Our Mission: to attack the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease through a 3-pronged assault focused on understanding the causes of Alzheimer’s disease; improving the care of people living with Alzheimer’s to enhance their quality of life; and finding a cure for this devastating disease.
Philanthropists Zachary Fisher and David Rockefeller joined forces to establish the Fisher Center with the singular mission of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through scientific discovery. The Center opened shortly after Zachary Fisher’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His dream was to help discover the cure so others would not have to suffer through the ravages of this disease that he and his wife had to.
Our highly dedicated board provides invaluable leadership to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. That’s because every one of our trustees is passionate about our mission and focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Our foundation is dedicated to fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency.
Key Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Staff
The majority of our funding goes to the Fisher Center at The Rockefeller University under the direction of Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard. We also support a program at NYU Langone Medical Center researching how to optimally care for a person with Alzheimer’s and support other researchers around the globe that are working towards finding a cure.
The Alzheimer’s Information Site, www.ALZinfo.org was awarded the Silver World Wide Web Health Award by The Health Information Resource Center (HIRC).
The World Wide Web Health Awards is a program that recognizes the best health-related Web sites for consumers and professionals. The World Wide Web Health Awards is organized by the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials.
Preserving Your Memory received a Bronze Award in the “Health Promotion/Disease prevention Information – Magazine” category at the 2012 National Health Information Awards. Other winners in our category included Fitness and Parents.
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