Basic Organization Information
Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Fisher Center
- Also Known As:
Fisher Center Alzheimer's Research Foundation
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New York, NY
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- NTEE Category:
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
H Medical Research
H48 Brain Disorders
H Medical Research
H96 Neurology, Neuroscience
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The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer's research. We actively raise funds to serve Alzheimer's patients and their families by seeking to understand the causes of, discover a cure for, and improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease.
We primarily fund the work of Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard and his team of internationally renowned scientists to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. They have made recent discoveries that hold great promise for the development of new drugs.
We also support the research of Dr. Barry Reisberg at NYU's Medical Center. His 'Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's' is used by physicians around the world.
The Foundation educates the public about Alzheimer's disease and care through its website, www. ALZinfo.org and magazine, Preserving Your Memory: the Magazine of Health and Hope.
We have been awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator eight times in twelve years, including this year. The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation overhead averages 8% for the last ten years.
Mr. Kent L. Karosen
Kent Karosen - President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
Mr. Karosen is the Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald, LP in the office of the Chairman. Karosen brings almost two decades of financial expertise and management experience to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation where he has been a board member since 2005.
Born in Kansas City, Kent Karosen graduated from Kenyon College with an AB in History and with extensive study in economics. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Intrepid Museum Foundation and is the Chairman of its Investment Committee. In May of 2001, Karosen was named an Honorary Commodore in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for the 1st Southern Region.
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
Alzheimer's Disease Research
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The Fisher Center is the largest and most modern facility in the world dedicated to solving the puzzle of Alzheimer's disease. Its coordinated approach combines basic scientific investigation in direct correlation with clinical studies, is designed to encourage crossfertilization of ideas and strategies.
Program Long-Term Success:
Long-term success is defined as finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Program Short-Term Success:
On the road to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease, the Foundation notes short-term success by Beating Back Beta Amyloid, Improving The Quality Of Life For Alzheimer's Patients, Reversing Nerve Cell Damage, Recruiting Stress Proteins to clean up tangles in the brain, and Curing Early-Onset Alzheimer's.
Program Success Monitored by:
Program success is monitored by the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board.
Program Success Examples:
Casein Kinase 1 is a therapeutic target which may be the key to halting the course of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings show that chemicals that block casein kinase 1 do not interfere with an essential pathway that is often blocked by other experimental anti-amyloid compounds.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
A majority of our funding goes to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at The Rockefeller University under the direction of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard. The Center has provided researchers around the globe with a conceptual framework for understanding the disease process and continues to be at the forefront of one day finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Greengard collaborates with scientists nationally and internationally to investigate the latest, most promising research available.
The Foundation also supports clinical research at the Fisher Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Resources Program at New York University Langone Medical Center, led by pioneering researcher Dr. Barry Reisberg. Dr. Reisberg created the Clinical Stages of Alzheimer’s used today by physicians and care centers throughout the world. His work is instrumental in the development of pharmacological treatments to help determine FDA approval.
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation operates one of the Internet’s leading resources for caregivers, family members, and people living with Alzheimer’s disease, ALZinfo.org. In addition, the Foundation publishes Preserving Your Memory: The Magazine of Health and Hope, an award-winning quarterly publication that covers the latest news in Alzheimer’s research and offers patients and their families’ informative and engaging activities for maintaining their well-being and brain health.