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Alliance for Aging Research Spearheads Support Letter for Dr. Janet Woodcock as FDA Commissioner

Published February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2021 –The Alliance for Aging Research (Alliance) and 85+ other national organizations representing patients, healthcare providers, and multi-stakeholder coalitions signed a letter to President Biden and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra in support of Dr. Janet Woodcock in her current role as Acting Commissioner and as she is considered for potential nomination as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letter was also published in the February 7th, 2021 edition of the Los Angeles Times.

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The organizations listed below signed the letter:

  • 5p- Society
  • AliveAndKickn
  • Allergy & Asthma Network
  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • Alstrom Syndrome International
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
  • Alzheimer’s Orange County
  • Alzheimer’s San Diego
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Association of Jewish Aging Services
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research, Education & Support Foundation
  • Congenital Hyperinsulinism International
  • Cure HHT
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
  • Dementia Alliance International
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Dup15q Alliance
  • EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
  • Fabry Support & Information Group
  • Friends of Cancer Research
  • Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
  • Genetic Alliance
  • Global Coalition on Aging
  • HealthyWomen
  • Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network
  • HFC
  • Infusion Access Foundation (IAF)
  • International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (AiArthritis)
  • International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
  • K-T Support Group
  • Kids with Heart National Association for Children’s Heart Disorders, Inc.
  • Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance
  • LuMind IDSC Foundation
  • Lupus and Allied Diseases Association
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • M-CM Network
  • Men’s Health Network
  • MitoAction
  • MLD Foundation
  • Mucolipidosis Type IV Foundation
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
  • National Consumers League
  • National Fabry Disease Foundation
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging
  • National Infusion Center Association (NICA)
  • National Minority Quality Forum
  • National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
  • NBIA Disorders Association
  • Nicholas Volker One In A Billion Foundation
  • NTM Info & Research
  • Ohio Council for Cognitive Health
  • One Rare
  • Organic Acidemia Association
  • Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance
  • Patients Rising
  • Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation
  • Powerful Patient, Inc.
  • PSC Partners Seeking a Cure
  • PXE International
  • Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative
  • RARE-X
  • Retiresafe
  • Spina Bifida Association
  • The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  • The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • The diaTribe Foundation
  • The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The I-SPY Consortium
  • The Mended Hearts, Inc.
  • The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  • U.S. Pain Foundation
  • United Leukodystrophy Foundation
  • UsAgainstAlzheimer’s
  • Usher 1F Collaborative
  • Usher Syndrome Coalition
  • VHL Alliance
  • Volunteers of America
  • WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s

About the Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance believes advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has guided efforts to substantially increase funding and focus for aging at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration; built influential coalitions to guide groundbreaking regulatory improvements for age-related diseases; and created award-winning, high-impact educational materials to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. For more information, visit

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