Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Honors More Than 100 Clinical Trial Participants During National Citizen Scientist Week.

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During National Citizen Scientist Week, June 17-21, GAP Honors More Than 100 Award Nominees Washington, DC (June 17, 2019) – June 17-21, 2019 is the first ever National Citizen Scientist Week, a time to honor people who volunteer for Alzheimer’s research and inspire hope for new therapies for the disease. To celebrate the contributions of the remarkable volunteers […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Commends National Institute on Aging for Advancing Its 2025 Goal by Funding a Diversified Portfolio of Studies

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NIA Makes $9 Million Multiyear Grant to Study New Therapeutic Approach, an Orally- Administered Treatment for Alzheimer’s Washington, DC (May 20, 2019) – The President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), John Dwyer, today issued the following statement: “The nearly six million Americans with Alzheimer’s and their families deserve for no scientific stone to go […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Commends Commissioner Seema Verma and CMS for New Medicare Advantage Benefits and Payment Policies That Will Improve the Care Of Beneficiaries At Risk For Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

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Washington, DC (April 10, 2019) – The President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), John Dwyer, today issued the following statement: “The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation thanks Commissioner Seema Verma and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its thoughtful and impactful leadership in implementing policies that will improve Medicare Advantage beneficiaries’ ability […]

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GAP Foundation Unveils Roadmap for Increasing Participation in Alzheimer’s Research

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GAP President Calls Memory Fitness Programs Through Medicare Advantage “a Game-Changer” Nashville (February 28, 2019)? – Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) President John Dwyer today announced a roadmap for increasing participation in Alzheimer’s clinical trials by supporting and collaborating with memory fitness supplemental benefit programs offered through select Medicare Advantage plans across the United States. Dwyer […]

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Leading Alzheimer’s Researchers Coming to Nashville for GAP-Net Site Optimization Conference

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Researchers, recruiters, and CEOs from more than 70 Alzheimer’s clinical trial sites to share strategies on finding a cure for the deadly disease From February 27 – March 1, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), an organization dedicated to speeding and improving Alzheimer’s clinical trials in pursuit of a cure, will convene more than 150 representatives from […]

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Barrow Receives $100,000 Grant for Alzheimer’s Program

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation recognizes strong, expanding research WASHINGTON, DC (February 19, 2019) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) announced a $100,000 grant to the Barrow Neurological Foundation to optimize and support the Alzheimer’s clinical trials program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The grant will go toward participant retention efforts, staff education […]

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$90,000 GAP Grant to Toronto Memory Program Funds Alzheimer’s Education & Outreach

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Grant Funds January 28 Community Event at Ontario Science Centre and Expanded Clinical Trial Education Programs TORONTO – January 22, 2019 —The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and Toronto Memory Program have initiated a multi-faceted project to educate the Ontario community about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health and the role of Alzheimer’s clinical trials. Toronto Memory Program is a member of the GAP-Net network […]

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Chicago Event to Encourage Participation in Alzheimer’s Clinical Research

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Event is on November 8, Chicago Alzheimer’s Awareness Day On November 8th – Chicago Alzheimer’s Awareness Day – Great Lakes Clinical Trials and the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation are hosting a major community event for people in the community who are interested in learning more about memory concerns and Alzheimer’s disease. Research volunteers, including care partners, are being honored and celebrated, […]

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Statement from Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation on the National Strategy for Recruitment and Participation in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I would like to thank the National Institute on Aging for its thoughtful work on the national strategy. More effective recruitment means faster trials and getting approved therapies to market years sooner. The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation is pleased to join in this effort by building a better research infrastructure through GAP-NET, its […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Launches Citizen Scientist Awards®, A National Initiative Celebrating Clinical Trial Participants

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Winners to be recognized at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s 2019 National Summit in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2018) – More than 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and researchers rely upon clinical trial volunteers to be the first step towards a cure. The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) has launched the Citizen Scientist Awards®, the first national awards program recognizing and celebrating Alzheimer’s disease clinical […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation Launches Partnership with Lyft to Transport Clinical Trial Participants to and from Clinical Research Facilities Across North America

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Lyft drivers will transport clinical trial participants to and from GAP-Net research sites WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 20, 2018) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has launched a partnership with Lyft to provide transportation for Alzheimer’s clinical trial participants to and from research sites. The partnership began on Feb. 20 with a pilot in California. Transportation will be available for participants and care partners who […]

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Statement from Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation in Response to Bill Gates’ Investment in Alzheimer’s Research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) enthusiastically welcomes Bill Gates and his team to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. This epidemic, which affects millions of people worldwide, is growing exponentially and requires new thinking and investment to begin to stem that tide. We at Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation are focused on disrupting the Alzheimer’s clinical trial […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation Unites 58 of the World’s Leading Research Sites With Goal of Doubling Clinical Trial Participation in USA

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More than Half of All National Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Take Place at GAP Networked Sites Kansas City Pilot Program Increased Volunteer Trial Participation by 292% WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1, 2017) – Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5.4 million Americans and costs taxpayers at least $153 billion dollars per year in Medicare and Medicaid expenses alone. […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Supports $400 Million Congressional Increase for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

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Increase is Part of National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2 Billion Funding Boost Bipartisan Support is Good Newsfor 5.5 Million Americans Living with Alzheimer’s and their Caregivers WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2017) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expediting Alzheimer’s clinical trials, applauds today’s $400 million Congressional increase in Alzheimer’s research funding. Under the bipartisan vote, the National […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Appoints Pascale Witz to Board of Directors

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Pascale Witz brings two decades of healthcare leadership experience to GAP Board WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sep. 15, 2016) – Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, Inc. (GAP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the duration, cost and risk of Alzheimer’s clinical trials, today announced the appointment of Pascale Witz to its Board of Directors. In this role, Pascale will provide counsel based […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Announces GAP-Net

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First?of?its?Kind Network of Clinical Trial Sites Quickens Timeline and Quality of Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2016) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) announced the launch of GAP?Net, a first?of?its?kind network of clinical trial sites collaboratively working to streamline clinical research and drug development for Alzheimer’s disease. GAP?Net currently has 11 leading academic and private commercial […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Appoints Dr. Kate Zhong as Chief Strategy Officer

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Dr. Zhong Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience to Organization’s New Role WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2016) – Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the time, cost and risk of Alzheimer’s clinical trials, today announced the appointment of Dr. Kate Zhong to the new position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). In this […]

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Majority Of Americans Would Consider Participating In An Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial. So, Why Are Enrollment Numbers So Low?

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation is promoting innovative and easier?to?use clinical trial participation tools, including the Brain Health Registry WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2016) – In a first?ever poll conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation, nearly 60% of Americans report they are definitely willing or would consider participating […]

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