Dr. William Thies is chief medical and scientific officer for the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. In his role, Dr. Thies oversees the world's largest private, nonprofit Alzheimer's disease research grants program. He has also played a key role in launching Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, and in establishing the Research Roundtable, a consortium of scientists from industry, academia and government that works to foster better drug discovery and break down barriers to progress.
Before joining the Alzheimer's Association, Dr. Thies worked from 1988 to 1998 at the American Heart Association; he formed a new stroke division that recently became the American Stroke Association. Prior to that, he held faculty positions at Indiana University in Bloomington and the University of Pittsburgh.
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