Alzheimer’s Australia National President appointed to NHMRC

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Media Release

Thursday 23 July 2015

Alzheimer’s Australia is delighted our National President Professor Graeme Samuel, has been appointed to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and as chair of its Health Innovation Advisory Committee and the new NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research (NNIDR) which will assist in administering the Government’s 2014 budget grant of $200 million over 5 years, to boost Australia’s dementia research capacity.

Carol Bennett, CEO Alzheimer’s Australia said “we congratulate Professor Samuel on his appointment to the Council and believe he will be an invaluable contributor given his commitment to medical research. We are delighted with his role as chair of the NNIDR which will encourage integration with international research and draw on the expertise of researchers, consumers, health professionals, industry and policy makers to improve dementia prevention, treatment and care outcomes”.

Professor Samuel has been appointed to the Council for the triennium 2015-18.


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Alzheimer’s Australia is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers. As the peak body, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information. More than 342,800 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than half a million by 2030.

National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500
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(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area

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