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African Americans Leading The Way

African Americans Leading The Way
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February 2, 2010
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In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer's Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer's. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

Solomon Carter Fuller, MD

Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., was among the first known black psychiatrists and a pioneer among Alzheimer's Champions. The grandson of a slave, Dr. Fuller worked along side Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the traits of the disease in 1901. Dr. Fuller is responsible for countless contributions to the field as a researcher and educator. The Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in Boston is named in his honor.

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