Announcements

Lauder and Newhouse Families Announce New Initiative to Find Treatments for Frontotemporal Dementia

05/13/2016

The Lauder Foundation, Leonard A. Lauder, President, and Ronald S. Lauder have jointly committed $5 million, which will be combined with $5 million from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation to create The Treat FTD Fund. The fund, a joint program of AFTD and the ADDF, will accelerate clinical trials for FTD over the next decade. And it has the potential to advance treatments for other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s.

Ten New Grants Support Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery and Biomarker Development

05/10/2016

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has awarded 10 new grants to researchers developing drugs for neurodegenerative diseases and biomarkers to detect their onset and progression. The grants include funding for four novel programs with the potential to treat a range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s.

Ronald S. Lauder Honored at Connoisseur’s Dinner

04/29/2016

Annual Gala Raised over $3.25 million for Alzheimer’s Treatments

Trish and George Vradenburg Honored at Great Ladies Luncheon, Hosted by Chris Wallace

04/14/2016

Sixth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show most successful in event's history

ADDF Again Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

03/09/2016

For the second year in a row, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has been chosen as Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Five New Grants Support Drug Discovery and Prevention

02/25/2016

Grants awarded in the first two months of 2016 support researchers in the U.S. and Middle East pursuing drug programs, prevention studies, and research to accelerate clinical trials.

ADDF Joins BIRAX Regenerative Medicine Initiative

02/02/2016

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has joined the BIRAX Initiative, which recently issues its third call for proposals. BIRAX brings together British and Israeli scientists to tackle some of the world’s most challenging diseases including cardiovascular and liver disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s. 

PsychoGenics and the ADDF Announce a Risk-Sharing Partnership for Preclinical Studies

01/12/2016

We are partnering with PsychoGenics Inc. to bring its services to our grantees working on preclinical Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs. 

Five New Research Grants Support Clinical and Early-Stage Programs

01/05/2016

Funded Researchers are pursuing diverse targets to treat Alzheimer's Disease.

New Members Deepen Research & Investment Expertise of ADDF Boards

12/29/2015

At the December joint meeting, the ADDF Boards of Governors and Overseers welcomed seven new members.