Content excerpted and adapted from an original Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation press release.
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, a CMF member, awarded $3.275 million to Alzheimer’s Association to establish the Fred A. Erb Clinical Research Fellowship.
This grant is the largest investment from the foundation to date aimed at addressing the progressive brain disorder that impacts more than 6 million people and their family members and caregivers in the United States alone.
According to a Erb Family Foundation press release, the initiative will accelerate efforts to improve the prevention, management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease while expanding and strengthening the field of early-career scientists working on the challenges of the disease and other forms of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Association works to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia through accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection and maximizing quality care and support.
An annual review process will identify the two top-ranked dementia scientists from around the world to each receive a $300,000 research fellowship.
“The foundation supports this work in honor of Fred Erb, who passed away in 2013 – just before his 90th birthday – after living with Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years,” Dr. Neil Hawkins, president of the Erb Family Foundation said. “The work of the Fred A. Erb Clinical Research Fellows will help accelerate research globally to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.”
Read the full press release.