The organ that was presented at Fundació ACE's Board of Trustees during the last half-yearly meeting has reunited for the first time today. The Research Unit as a whole has presented its current and future projects to the members of the committee in order to offer them an integral vision of the research that is being conducted by Fundació ACE.
The ACE Foundation Scientific Committee is made up of different experts from the world of dementia. Dr. Jesús Ávila, Director of CIBERNED, Prof. James Becker, Associate Director of the ADRC de la Universitat de Pittsburgh. Dr. William Klunk, Joan Boada and Mercè Rovira 2016 Award, Dr. Óscar López Director of the ADRC and Prof. Cornelia Van Duijn of Erasmus University.
The meeting was also attended by members of the Board of Directors such as Dr. Mercè Boada, medical director, and Dr. Agustín Ruiz, the head of the Research Unit. The program of the meeting has consisted of making a brushstroke of the areas of work that are developed in the Foundation.
This is the first time that the Foundation has its own scientific committee, as it is not usual for charities. The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is more characteristic of hospitals or research institutes that dedicate their activity to scientific initiatives.
This year, the Foundation has created this body with the intention of giving a solid ground to the projects that are generated in the Foundation and to those carried out with other entities. In line with the research leadership it has been developing for years, Fundación ACE has a commitment.
It is worth mentioning projects such as GR@ACE, a project to scan the human genome to identify new genes for Alzheimer's disease. But also projects like RAMCIP, of social robotics; Or as the two European fellowships (ADAPTED and MOPEAD).