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Help support the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) has grown at a rapid pace since it was established in 1992. Research in the Center and at other collaborating laboratories within and outside the University of Pennsylvania is supported by the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as by several National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding mechanisms - including single project (RO1) grants, multidisciplinary (Program Project) grants, an Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and a training grant for pre- and postdoctoral trainees.

Despite this substantial commitment by extramural funding agencies to support research in CNDR (which reflects the high quality of the scientific accomplishments of Center investigators), this funding does not allow CNDR investigators to pursue unexpected discoveries in greater depth or to launch other timely research initiatives.

To accomplish its mission of improving the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of late-life neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Pick’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and related diseases, the CNDR has established an internationally recognized research program focused on these disorders.

Director Virginia M.-Y. Lee and Co-director, John Q. Trojanowski lead a talented group of scientists who are committed to research in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and the other neuorological diseases that relentlessly rob individuals of the very core of their being.

The goal of the CNDR team of scientists is to solve these problems and improve the quality of life for the elderly of the 21st Century.

Thus, CNDR scientists strive to hasten the day when there will be a world without these debilitating brain diseases and your support can help achieve this goal while honoring the memory of a loved one.

Frank H. Rasmus, Jr. supporter of CNDR

For information on how to support CNDR please contact:

Mary Tong
Associate Director of Development, Centers & Institutes
Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-746-2204

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