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Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Awards Program in Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery Research

The Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation was created in 2002 to advance the health of older adults through the support of direct service projects and medical research on diseases and disorders affecting older adults.

The goal of the 2015 Awards Program Program in Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Research is to support innovative drug discovery research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The 2015 Awards Program supports research dedicated to the validation and testing of target compounds and therapeutic agents including biologics and small molecules. Consideration will be given to research based on the amyloid hypothesis as well as alternative pathogenic mechanisms such as APOE, inflammatory and tau-related pathways. Basic research or new target discovery, genetic studies, biomarker research, neuro-imaging and clinical studies are currently outside the scope of this Program.

All applicants must hold a faculty appointment at a non-profit academic, medical, non-governmental or research institution in the United States. US citizenship is not required. Applicants do not need to be nominated by their institutions. Preference will be given to originality of ideas, regardless of faculty seniority. 

Last updated on Thursday, October 22 at 4:04 pm
The 2015 application cycle has closed.
Erin Johnstone Erin Johnstone
Program Officer
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Erin Johnstone Ms. Johnstone manages several grant programs and all pre- and post-award activity, including the organization of review committees, award recipient scientific meetings, award payments and tracking of program funds. Additional skills include database management, online application development, and the utilization of technology to track grant submissions and reports. Prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, she coordinated six regional and national grant programs for the New England Foundation for the Arts and managed research applications and awards for 10 departments and two centers in the Office of Research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Ms. Johnstone holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University.

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