Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns.

Thanks to the generosity of our over 2,000 donors nationwide, The Judy Fund contributes major dollars to those at the forefront of the fight to end Alzheimer’s. To date, the fund has sponsored 17 Alzheimer’s Association peer-reviewed research projects, allowing experts to pursue vital answers to important scientific questions about the disease.

These researchers are exploring the causes of Alzheimer’s, prevention and detection strategies and the best approaches to treatment and care. Some of the most impactful research projects we have sponsored include:


Alzheimer’s Association Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Initiative (WARI)
With landmark support from The Judy Fund, fourteen researchers have received support to study how sex and gender contribute to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Edward Koo, M.D., University of California, San Diego
APP-Induced Gene Transcription: Role in Alzheimer’s Disease
2003 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant

Philip D. Sloane, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Improving Medical Care of Assisted Living Residents with Dementia
2004 Pioneer Award for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Bradley Hyman, M.D., Ph.D.
Untangling Tangles in Alzheimer’s Disease
2009 Zenith Fellows Award

Randall Bateman, M.D., Washington University in St. Louis
A Blood Isotope Labeled Amyloid-Beta Test for Alzheimer's Disease
2011 Zenith Fellows Award

Cindy Barha, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Sex Differences in Exercise Efficacy: Possible Role of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Stress Axis
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship


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