Dr. Cynthia Carlsson appointed chair of HHS advisory council on Alzheimer’s research, care and services

Dr Cynthia Carlsson pictured in whitecoat
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS

Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS was appointed to a two-year term as chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services. Dr. Carlsson is director of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and leader of the Wisconsin ADRC Clinical Core and co-leader of the Biomarker Core.

This national council was formed in 2011 in response to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) to create a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias crisis. The council comprises members representing a number of federal agencies who work on dementia, and several members from outside the government, who provide their expertise to help make progress on this disease. Dr. Carlsson has served as one of the 12 non-federal members for the last 2 years and will serve as Chair for the next 2 years.

Read more about this appointment on the UW Department of Medicine website. Congratulations, Dr. Carlsson!