Dr. Paul Aisen
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Medicine runs in Dr. Paul Aisen’s blood: His father, Dr. Philip Aisen, was a professor of biophysics and medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, while his mother worked as a healthcare planner.
Dr. Aisen is currently serving as the founding director of the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at the University of Southern California. He has established a framework for early intervention against Alzheimer’s, and aims to develop effective treatments that slows or halts its progress in the early stages.
Considered an expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, Dr. Aisen has developed unique methodologies and designed large-scale therapeutic trials for over two decades. In 1999, he founded the Memory Disorders Program, a clinical and research program for Alzheimer’s and other disorders. From 2007 to 2015, he was a professor in the department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, a national program that facilitates the testing of new drugs on Alzheimer’s patients.
“A buildup in the brain of a protein called amyloid is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and we believe that ﬁghting amyloid is critical. We intend to launch a global study attempting to reduce amyloid plaques in at-risk populations and a trial approaching anti-amyloid therapy in a new way among patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s. We also want to study new tools to prevent early-onset Alzheimer’s that’s inherited from parents.”
-Dr. Paul Aisen