From UC News:
“The University of California launched the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by scientists throughout the university system. UC President Janet Napolitano says the university is already playing a critical role in the field by conducting basic research and clinical trials.
“We want to focus our research efforts in part because we can see the future that there is progress to be made here, and we have the laboratories, the scientists, the postdocs, the students, the resources available to put mass on target for this disease, which is terrible for anyone who has a loved one or has experience being in contact with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s, but also because of the aging of the U.S. population, we know it’s only going to grow in prevalence.”Janet Napolitano
The goal of the $4 million initiative is to move research for potential treatments into early proof-of-concept clinical trials. Proposals are being sought from researchers and laboratories throughout the UC system. Two projects selected by an independent review committee comprised of experts both within and outside UC will receive $1 million annually for two years from the Office of the President.”