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

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– 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
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
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network
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
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
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
Usher 1F Collaborative
Usher Syndrome Coalition
VHL Alliance
Volunteers of America

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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