• Mayo Clinic Expert to Update U.S. Senate Panel on National Alzheimer’s Project Act

MEDIA ADVISORYMayo Clinic neurologist Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.,chair of the Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services for The National Alzheimer’s Project Act, will be in Washington D.C. to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about the status of the act, which aims to effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Topics he’ll touch on include: funding for Alzheimer’s, its potential burden and cost on the health care system and current research pointing to the benefits of early intervention for care and breakthroughs in treatment. 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. ET   
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office BuildingRoom 106, 20510  

Sound bites with Dr. Petersen are available in the downloads

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Dr. Petersen is available Tuesday and Wednesday. To set up an interview, e-mail hanson.nicholas@mayo.edu or call 507-266-4945.

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