Two Alzheimer's Disease Researchers Are Awarded Met Life Foundation Prize
Date: April 4, 1994, pp.23
Blas Frangione, a pathologist from New York University Medical Center and Allen Roses, a neurologist from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., were presented the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award for Medical Research on February 16 in Washington, D.C. Each received $200,000 toward his research and a $50,000 personal prize.
Roses, chief of neurology and head of a research team at the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Duke, describes the award as critical to allowing his team's research to move forward.
"The Met Life award basically gives us funds so that we can initiate a number of experiments that we would ordinarily have to wait months for grant applications to filter through the system [in order to have funding to conduct]," he says.
Frangione, a professor of pathology and head of NYU's...