Alzheimer's Disease Regulatory Science Fellowship
FDA is supporting a new fellowship launched by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (RUF). This fellowship is open to experienced physicians dedicated to treating and studying Alzheimer’s disease.
The fellow will work directly in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Division of Neurology Products to nurture current partnerships and identify new opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s disease community, including patient groups, academic researchers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Yet there are currently no approved therapies to prevent the disease or slow its progression. The growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, along with the failure to produce effective therapies has led many in the community to rethink how Alzheimer’s treatments are developed and evaluated.
FDA, RUF, and the Alzheimer’s Association see this fellowship as a prime opportunity to reconsider the current landscape of Alzheimer’s drug development. The fellow will be tasked with exploring the utility of diagnostic tools, critical biomarkers, and novel clinical trial designs to advance the development of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a flexible start date between July and November of 2014. The fellow will work on a full-time basis at the FDA headquarters. For more details, please visit the Alzheimer’s Disease Regulatory Science Fellowship webpage.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Regulatory Science Fellowship Information
Alzheimer’s Disease Regulatory Science Fellowship Flyer Press Release: Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA and Alzheimer's Association Launch Alzheimer's Disease Regulatory Science Fellowship Office of Drug Evaluation I - Division of Neurology Products (DNP) Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration
- Alzheimer’s Association