On Monday, July 30th, Dr. Richard Hodes presented the NIH’s FY2020 Professional Judgment (“Bypass”) Budget Proposal for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Research to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services.  As most of you know, this document — often referred to as a “bypass budget” because it is presented without modification through the traditional Federal budget process — estimates the funds needed to fully pursue scientific opportunities leading to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

This year’s report, titled “Open Science, Big Data, and You: Working Together to Treat and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias,” details the support needed to reach the ultimate research goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, to effectively treat or prevent Alzheimer’s and related dementias by 2025.

The bypass budget can now be viewed on the NIA website at: https://www.nia.nih.gov/bypass-budget.