AlzU.org Accomplishments

Accomplishments

Thanks to the help of thousands of people like you all around the world, AlzU.org has been proven to effectively educate the public about Alzheimer's disease (AD). AlzU.org was designed to measure the impact of learning about AD, since education is one of our most powerful defenses.

Research results generated by AlzU.org have been published in scientific journals including the Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer's disease, and presented at conferences such as the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Washington, DC, USA, and the Clinical Trials in Alzheimer's meeting in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to helping advance AD education research, for each user that completes our introductory course and activities, a donation of $5 is made to advance the future of AD research.

What We've Done

July 2016: AlzU.org research data accepted for oral presentation at the 2016 Clinical Trials in Alzheimer's Disease Conference December 2016, San Diego, CA, USA.
July 2016: AlzU.org research data accepted for presentation at the 2016 Lancet Neurology Conference Preclinical neurodegenerative disease: towards prevention and early diagnosis October 2016, London, UK.
July 2016: Initial (limited) release of the AlzU app on the Apple App store in English & Spanish.
June / July 2016: Maria Shriver discusses AlzU.org and the AlzU app Live on Facebook with over 175k views.
April 2016: Launch of AlzUtube Video Channel with a broad range of educational content
January 2016: Surpassed 125,000 visitors
November 2015: Article highlighting the impact of social media on AD education research via AlzU.org published on Medscape
November 2015: Two presentations on AlzU.org at the 2015 Clinical Trials in AD meeting in Barcelona
October 2015: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, discusses the importance of learning about Alzheimer's and clinical trials, including joining AlzU.org
October 2015: New article published in the Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer's disease highlighting AlzU.org
April 2015: Surpassed 100,000 visitors; AlzU.org presented
at 2015 American Academy of Neurology meeting; Discussion Forum goes live
March 2015: Featured on the NBC Today Show with Al Roker & Tamryn Hall, and collaboration with the U. of California - San Francisco
January 2015: Activities page goes live and collaborations made with the
Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative and US Against Alzheimer's
November 2014: AlzU.org surpasses 40,000 visitors
September 2014: 'Alzheimer’s Prevention Education: If We Build It, Will They Come? AlzU.org' published in the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's disease
June 2014: AlzU.org surpasses 10,000 visitors
May 2014: Scientific article accepted for publication in the new Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD)
April 2014: Beta-testing begins (Over 4,000 visitors)
March 2014: Collaborations established with Columbia, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Washington University, and Mount Sinai

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