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NIH Dedicates Roy Blunt Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Building

Thursday, September 22, 2022


U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) with Dr. Francis Collins, Acting Science Advisor to the President of the United States; Dr. Sara Bandres Ciga, Staff Scientist at the Roy Blunt Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias; U.S. Representative Tom Cole (Okla.); Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging; Dr. Dawn Beraud, Director of the Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities at the National Institute on Aging; and Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md. on Monday, September 19, 2022.

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WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) attended a dedication ceremony at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Roy Blunt Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Building. As the chairman and top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, & Related Agencies, Blunt has secured seven consecutive funding increases for NIH and brought much-needed attention and resources to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, more than quintupling the amount of funding available for research.

“Every 65 seconds, someone in our country develops Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects not only the person who has it but their loved ones as well,” said Blunt. “We know how essential research is to discovering new treatments and a cure to end Alzheimer’s and NIH researchers are on the frontline in this important fight. I know the lifesaving work conducted in this center will bring breakthroughs and hope for those living with Alzheimer’s and those who care about them. It’s been an honor to support their efforts during my time in Congress.”

The Roy Blunt Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias will drive cutting-edge research to better understand, diagnose, and treat Alzheimer’s disease. More information from NIH is available here.