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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer's Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer's. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

Solomon Carter Fuller, MD

Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., was among the first known black psychiatrists and a pioneer among Alzheimer's Champions. The grandson of a slave, Dr. Fuller worked along side Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the traits of the disease in 1901. Dr. Fuller is responsible for countless contributions to the field as a researcher and educator. The Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in Boston is named in his honor.

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At March 11, 2010 at 6:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am pleased to learn about Dr. Fuller, the descendant of a slave, his association with Dr. Alzheimer and of his important contribution to research. I hope to learn more about him in the future. Thank you.

 

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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


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