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    Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Ron Petersen to Update Senate Panel on National Alzheimer’s Project Act

WHAT: Mayo Clinic neurologist Ron 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.

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For audio and video of Dr. Petersen talking about his testimony, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network.

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.

Other speakers include:

  • Don Moulds, Ph.D., Acting Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michael D. Hurd, Ph.D., Director, RAND Center for the Study of Aging
  • Ashley Campbell, testifying on behalf of Glen Campbell and family

WHEN: Wednesday April 24, at 2 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building — Room 106, 20510

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Dr. Petersen has media availability today and tomorrow. To set up an interview, email Nick Hanson at hanson.nicholas@mayo.edu or call 507-266-4945.

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