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Lori Weiss, 65, a retired teacher, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is enrolled in a drug clinical trial and is hopeful about recent progress in disease research.
AAMCNews

While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

  • January 24, 2023
AAMC Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Susan Cato at AAMC headquarters in Washington D.C.
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The AAMC named Susan Cato as its next chief communications and marketing officer, effective Jan. 15.

  • January 19, 2023
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Some people have never contracted the disease despite heavy exposure. Scientists are studying whether genetic mutations shield them from infection or illness.

  • January 19, 2023

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A Healthier Future for All: The AAMC Strategic Plan

The AAMC's strategic plan takes a clear-eyed perspective of the environment, defines priorities, sets common goals, establishes agreement around intended outcomes, and charts an effective course for the future.


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AAMC Research and Action Institute

The Institute brings together leaders and experts to tackle complex health policy issues and develop straightforward solutions to improve health.


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AAMC Center for Health Justice

The Center sparks community-centered, multi-sector research, collaboration, and action to make the case for policies and practices that ensure all communities have an equal opportunity to thrive.


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