Dr. Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD won a share of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. Greider was credited for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.
On Tuesday, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), joined fellow New Democrat colleagues Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), in introducing the Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Act of 2009 (H.R. 2502). Daniel Perry, executive director of the Alliance for Aging Research, released a statement in support of this new, patient-centered CER legislation
Concluding six years on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research, Dr. Marie A. Bernard assumed new responsibilities this week as Deputy Director of the federal government’s National Institute on Aging.
The Alliance for Aging Research is deeply saddened by the death of the Honorable Paul G. Rogers. Congressman Rogers was one of America’s most effective medical research advocates and will be greatly missed.